Swazi Legacy, Inc. is a New York State not-for-profit corporation and a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity organization dedicated to assisting in the support, care and education of marginalized and homeless young people at risk through poverty in Swaziland.
Swazi Legacy was created to preserve the legacy of Father Pat Ahern, a missionary Catholic priest, teacher, mentor and friend to every orphaned child while continuously working to raise funds to provide these children of Swaziland with a safe place to live and learn. A native of Ireland, Fr. Ahern lived among the Swazi people for 49 years until his death in January 2009.
Please take a moment to review some of the information on our website.
Click the links below to learn about:
The list below is a sample of events that we are working on. Also
visit our Upcoming
to see what we are planning in the future in order to help the children of Swaziland!
On behalf of Swazi Legacy and MYC (Manzini Youth Care) I want to
for your generous support this year. I have attached some well wishes from MYC for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you again,
President of Swazi Legacy
The annual reports on McCorkindale Orphanage and the Manzini Youth
Care Boys is in and can be found here:
This year, for the first time, Swazi Legacy is sponsoring a poster competition for students in the Eastchester School District. The mission of Swazi Legacy includes educating our children here at home in the United States about the conditions faced by young people in Swaziland. The purpose of the poster competition is to encourage students to learn more about Swaziland, its population, its children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic, and the obstacles these children face in preparing for their adult life.
By creating original artwork, the students of EHS and EMS will be able to showcase the following:
Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2012 competition!
You can take a look at all the entries here.
We recently hosted our Swazi Legacy Dance, an annual fundraiser to
support Manzini Youth Care and the McCorkindale's Orphanage. As in
previous years, our supporters braved the winter weather and made
the event a success! A good time was had by all, and everyone
pitched in to help support the children of Swaziland.
Hundreds of Eastchester
Middle and High School students and faculty members, alongside
their families, came out for a day of fun and games, as the Human
Rights Club hosted its 2nd annual Carnival.
This year the Catholic Youth Organization of the Immaculate
Conception Church of Tuckahoe, New York supported Swazi Legacy
in their annual pasta dinner. Click on the link below for pictures
and to hear about the event in the words of the students involved.
Students at Byram
Hills High School in Armonk, New York represented Swazi Legacy
at their annual Global Village Day celebration. Click on the link
below for pictures and to hear about the event in the words of the