2009 CIA World Fact book reports that Swaziland has the highest HIV
infection rate in the world (over 30% of all adults) and also the
worlds lowest life expectancy at 32 years. Moreover, World Health
Organization data from 2002 shows that 61% of all deaths in the country
were caused by HIV/AIDS.
As a result, the number of abandoned
and orphaned children is extremely high, and centres such as Sandra Lee
desperately need help to provide a loving and sheltered home for these
babies and children.
The Sandra Lee Centre is led by Michael and Robin Pratt, the field directors of Leadership for Africa, a
registered non-profit organization. Because of its impact on every aspect of life in Africa, they
have been drawn into the fight against HIV/AIDS. For more details about Leadership for Africa, please see the homepagewww.leadershipforafrica.org
*** YOU CAN NOW SEE MORE FREQUENT PHOTOS OF THE CHILDREN ON OUR NEW facebook PAGE. PLEASE "Like" The Sandra Lee Centre ON fb TO KEEP UPDATED! ***
Why the name Sandra Lee Centre? Sandra is a dear friend of ours whom we
named the facility after. She and her husband provided the funds for
the purchase of the first two houses and subsequently the vacant land
next door and the building of three new houses and a workshop.
Sandra's brother-in-law and his wife, also provided the funding for the
building of further two houses. The Sandra Lee Centre will always be a
reminder of this family's incredible love and generosity.