Young Heroes gets E800 000 gift from Swazi Adventure
MBABANE –Young Heroes Foundation was yesterday presented with a cheque of E800 000 by Swazi Adventure.
Swazi Adventure is a group of Americans who have been fund-raising for the Young Heroes, while they were still in America.
They presented the cheque to the foundation during the closing of the sixth annual MTN Bushfire Festival held at House on Fire for the past three days.
Young Heroes Foundation was founded by Steve Kal-laugher in 2006.
Steve said they supported about 1 000 children from 500 families in the country.
They provide them with monthly trips to the clinic and gather funds from sponsors to distribute to Swazi orphaned children under the age of 18 among other things.
House on Fire’s Jiggs Thorne said he was proud of the Young Heroes foundation and that they too would make a contribution towards the foundation.
The cheque was received by Khulekani Magongo Director of the foundation. He said the money came at the right time.
"First and foremost I would like to thank House on Fire for making all this possible and also thank Swazi Adventure for making a difference to the lives of about 1 000 children," said Magongo.
He said they would use the money to buy food and clothing for the needy children registered with Young Heroes.
He also said they would register 200 more children with some of the money to be used in a health care initiative where they take the children for HIV and AIDS testing and counselling.
Magongo said they had also built two playgrounds at Kaza-ndodo for the Neighborhood Care Points.
Young Heroes’ goal is to keep families together in one home and community.
So instead of supporting one individual child, contributions go towards helping the entire families in meeting their basic needs.
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