Mission

Swazi Kids is a non-governmental organization based in British Columbia, Canada, dedicated to improving the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in Swaziland, a small landlocked country in southern Africa, bordered by South Africa and Mozambique.

Our mission is to break the cycle of needless poverty, illness and lack of education, one student and one family at a time.  We accomplish this through:

  • Education – our donors make annual contributions for tuition, so that poor children (especially girls) can attend primary and secondary school, trade school and university.

  • Basic necessities – we use contributions to purchase school uniforms, it is a real sign of poverty and stigmatizing to not have a uniform for school. We provide food, accommodation and transportation allowances for students who must attend school in a different community.

  • Health care – we pay for basic medical care, HIV testing and medical treatment.

  • Housing – we raise funds to build homes for abandoned children, and for orphaned children whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS.

  • Clean water – we drill wells in rural areas for clean and safe drinking water, and provide materials for the storage and piping of water.

  • Public education in Canada and the United States – we welcome opportunities to meet with groups, large or small, to discuss our activities and the challenges that people in Swaziland and other developing countries face.

  • Volunteer work trips – we organize trips to Swaziland, where enthusiastic donors often meet the children and families they support, and provide volunteer labour to help build homes for orphaned and abandoned children.

Swazi Kids has been, since 2001, a grass roots charity, dependent entirely on the generosity of compassionate individuals and groups.  With regular trips to Swaziland, we personally know every child our donors support, and their needs and aspirations.