The first programme developed by School of Tomorrow ® for rural schools was BLESS which was implemented in eSwatini in 2004. The first successful graduates were Louise Toohey who went on to study at George Fox University, Oregon) and Nicholas Hatzin ( Varsity College) in 2009.
In 2008, the Ministry of Education in eSwatini officially recognized the AEE / A.C.E. programme and granted permission for its continuation. Since this time, the SHAPE and Step by Step programmes were implemented at 20 mission preschools in eSwatini. Hundreds of learners have passed through these preschools. All the children are tested before being granted entry into primary education because of restricted space, and almost every one of the AEE / A.C.E. learners has successfully gained entry.