Shukuma Eswatini is the ‘flagship’ program of the Eswatini Sport and Recreation Council. Shukuma fulfils an important function in both the social and sporting landscape in Eswatini.
Although established primarily as a social development tool, seeking empower local communities, through Tinkhundla centres, its scope has quickly extended to fill a void left by limited sporting and recreation activities available to the broader community. It also aims at creating participation opportunities in sport/physical activity and the recreation for people of all ages and gender groups.
Shukuma provides an excellent platform for our recognised sport and recreation bodies to their respective sport codes. In collaboration with these has resulted in growth in numbers of people participating in some of these sports codes.
Shukuma also provides an excellent platform for communities to tackle other socio-economic issues affecting communities as activities are infused with life skill education. For example, festivals are hosted periodically at respective targeted Tinkhundla or on invited by Inkhundla administration.