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April 20, 2011

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April 20, 2011

While working as a volunteer in Swaziland I spent some time working with Young Heroes. I identified and registered children in need and I even went out on a trip with Young Heroes to see how the assistance was being put to use. They are a wonderful organization & they really do a great job of making sure that your money ends up helping the children with their specific needs. I have seen first hand the way this Nonprofit changes the lives of the children it helps. I will always support Young Heroes.

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the community I lived in in Swaziland. I've seen Young Heroes change the lives of families in need.

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like to help organize a fundraiser for it.

April 15, 2011

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April 15, 2011

I've been a contributor for a number of years but this year got involved in fundraising. I like the fact that, because they are underwritten, every dollar contributed goes to feeding and clothing the AIDS orphans. They serve a need that is otherwise unknown in the US. The staff are extraordinarily dedicated and caring.

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I've spoken with people who have been to Swaziland and witnessed first hand the great work that Young Heroes is doing.

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The only thing I would do is try to help it grow.

April 14, 2011

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April 14, 2011

The goal of Young Heroes is to help the orphans of families in Swaziland affected by AIDS. Donations are used to help with basic needs such as food, clothing and education. Swaziland has a very high aids mortality rate, and children are left orphaned. What will become of these children?
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feel like I am giving them a chance to live a somewhat better life. And I feel that my money is being used to assist the children directly and not used for administrative reasons. Bravo to Young Heroes for the work they do!

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knowing that something is being done to help children that cannot help themselves. The organization has grown alot since it started and now the number of families being helped is in the hundreds

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try to publicize it more so more people know about it.

April 14, 2011

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April 14, 2011

Young Heroes is now regarded as a model program in Southern Africa. Recognized by the UN and USAID as overwhelmingly effective and sustainable, the organization is both scalable and representative of the best in public-private partnership.
The scale of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Swaziland can
lead to feeling of being overwhelmed. Young Heroes takes such a grounded approach to its implementation methodology that it lends hope to a situation often cast as hopeless.
Offering the essentials (food, clothing, school) to orphans on the one hand, and on the other constantly strengthening a nationwide network nested in the local HIV/AIDS government coordinating body, Young Heroes epitomizes all the core tenets of effective global health programming.

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I've seen this organization running first hand, in Swaziland, and have met with a board member in the United States.

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It's tempting to constantly tweak organizations like this, but often that is unnecessary. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Young Heroes does what it sets out to do: raise funds to provide a better life for orphans, while keeping them in their communities. I do hope that the organization is able to scale up further, and they achieve greater representation in the US and other countries.

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