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SLC – The Houses

Each of the four houses provide a home for 7 children. Headed by their ‘housemother’ (called Make in Siswati) who lives permanently at the centre and raises the children. We also have two “aunties”, who help the housemothers cook.

Our loving housemothers: Make Fikile, Make Ncane, Make Phepile and Make Lillian

The Sandra Lee Centre Families


House 1 – Orange House

Phephile is the housemother in this house. Sebenele, John, Bonginkhosi, Senteni, Zanele, Aunty Phepile, Fikile (with Chelsea in her lap), Bheki.

House 2 – Blue House

Lillian is the housemother of the blue house. Top left to right: Mfomfo, Deli Luyanda, Tengetile, Nobuhle, Qiniso, Wandile, Make Lillian, Sibusiso.

House 3 – Turquoise House

Ncane is the housemother of the Turquoise House. Top left to right:  Sandzile, JB, Nomcebo, Sibongile, Sabelo, Make Ncane, Zinhle, Siphosethu.

House 4 – Peach House (Hank’s House)


Top left to right: Njabulo, Make Fikile (is the housemother), Owenkhosi, Nonduduzo, Nozy, Nomile, Thando, Siphiwe.

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.