Each of the four houses provide a home for up to 8 children. Headed by their ‘housemother’ (called Make in siswati) who lives permanently at the centre and raises the children. All the houses also have a full-time ‘aunty’, who helps the housemother cook, clean and look after the children.
We are growing!
Only the Peach House (Hank’s House) has space for 1 more child, so we are nearly full. If we have a younger family or couple come to join us and wanting to carry on the work in the future, then we have another house, the Lilac House (Aunty Joanne’s House), that is currently being used to house volunteers that could be opened for children.
Our loving housemothers: Make Phephile, Make Lillian, Make Fikile and Make Ncane
The Sandra Lee Centre Families
Phephile is the housemother in this house where Dolly, Bheki, Fikile, Iris, Bonginkhosi, Zanele, John and Sebenele live. Aunty Phindile helps Make Phephile.
Lillian is the housemother of the blue house where Sibusiso, Mfomfo, Deli, Senteni, Tengetile, Celucolo, Wandile and Nobuhle live. Aunty Thoko helps Make Lillian in the home.
Sabelo, Make Ncane, Siphosethu, Nomcebo, Sandzile, Kayise, Sibongile, Zinhle and Jabulani live in this house with their housemother Ncane. Aunty Thembani helps Make in the home.
Peach House (Hank’s House)
Njabulo, Owenkhosi, Thando, Make Fikile (is the housemother), Siphiwe, Nomile, Nozy and Nonduduzo. Aunty Hloniphile helps Make Fikile each day. (not in the photo though)
Lilac House (Auntie Joanne’s House)
At this point we still have room in our existing homes for one more child, and we are happily using this empty home to house volunteers, which is a blessing to have.