The main beneficiary of MTN Bushfire is Young Heroes, with this deep partnership dating back to the very first MTN Bushfire. Since then, the festival and its partners have sponsored over E1,858,775 to the organization, enabling Young Heroes to provide food and clothing to over 1,000 orphans. With a portion of every ticket sale going directly to Young Heroes, MTN Bushfire guests are part of enabling the organizations’ programs:
- Life-Support Grants
- Healthcare Program
- Skills Training Empowerment Program (STEP)
- HIV Prevention for Adolescents and Young Women
- Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD)
- Income Generating Activities for OVC caregivers
- Mobile Clinic
Young Heroes began as a response to the number of children who were orphans from HIV/AIDS in eSwatini. It was established by eSwatini’s National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA) and was launched in 2006. The purpose was to provide relief services to the orphans through cash transfers (Life Support Grants) and has since expanded to the NGO’s vocational skills training empowerment program, healthcare, HIV prevention, and projects sustaining OVC at Neighborhood Care Points (NCP).
To learn more visit The Young Heroes Website
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boMake Rural Projects
Empowered women and resilient families in thriving communities
“BoMake” means “women” and boMake Rural Projects is a non-profit organization working to make a sustainable impact in eSwatini through equitable social and economic community development projects. Since 2010, MTN Bushfire Festival has contributed close to half a million Emalangeni to boMake Rural Projects. With 100% of the profits on MTN Bushfire merchandise sales directed to the organization, every piece of MTN Bushfire merchandise purchased by festival guests are contributes to this ongoing support of organisation and its projects toward health, education, and sustainable livelihoods for women, families, and communities in rural parts of eSwatini.
Our programmes focus on
- Health, including water, sanitation & hygiene, nutrition security and health services
- Education in the classroom as well as after-school youth programs
- Sustainable livelihoods, primarily through financial literacy and income generation
Bring your fire!
Your purchase of MTN Bushfire Festival merchandise will sustain our projects toward health, education and sustainable livelihoods for women, families and communities in rural parts of Swaziland. Since 2010, MTN Bushfire Festival of the Arts has donated close to half a million Emalangeni to boMake Rural Projects with 100% of the profits on MTN Bushfire merchandise sales.
Visit the Gone Rural and House on Fire shops at Malandela Centre in Malkerns, Swaziland for pre-festival purchase of merchandise or visit The boMake Website here for donations and further information. Look out for our new boMake Rural Projects website, coming soon.
Facebook: boMake Rural Projects
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