Supporting HIV/AIDS orphans in Swaziland
Started by Amy Burnett (Waterford Kamhlaba UWC)
when she was still a UWC student and led by current students a Waterford, the Young Heroes Challenge has also become a UWC-wide alumni initiative.
The Young Heroes group at St Andrews University, Scotland, which includes UWC alumni from four UWCs won a vote to become one of the university’s nominated charities for 2009/10 which will fund a health care programme. They won the vote in the category of student run charity.
Another alumnus Jiggs Thorne (Waterford Kamhlaba UWC)
set up the festival Bushfire – a festival that creates an explosion of arts and culture in a single place in Swaziland. His aim is to create a huge social awareness of the Young Heroes programme. www.bushfire.co.sz
Photo: Waterford student with children from Mbalenhle Primary School, Swaziland which is supported by Young Heroes and Waterford Kamhlaba UWC.