About Us

Founded in 2006, Young Heroes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit that now supports just over 1,000 children in more than 600 orphan families throughout Swaziland, the nation with the world’s highest rate of HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to keep the children alive, healthy and living together on their family homesteads and in their communities, where they have the greatest sense of safety and security.To do this, the organization links families with sponsors who provide monthly stipends that are used for the children’s food, clothing and other necessities. Young Heroes also provides a comprehensive medical care program for the children, including doctor visits, free treatment and medication and HIV testing. Children who are HIV+ receive monthly clinic visits and support groups, and participate in biannual camps run in conjunction with Newman’s Own SeriousFun Children’s Camps. When orphans age out of monthly sponsorship upon turning 19, they become eligible for Young Heroes’ Skills Training Empowerment Program (STEP), which offers vocational and business training in partnership with Manzini Youth Care and Siteki Industrial and Technical College.For more information about Young Heroes, visit http://youngheroes.org.sz.