We strengthen the health and social and emotional wellbeing of the most vulnerable children living with and at risk of HIV.
We work with local and national partners to provide health and social services for children and young people in a friendly, safe environment.
We believe young people should shape their own future and be given the opportunity to advocate for improved health, education and social protection.
We work with young people so they are more resilient, self-confident and empowered members of their communities.
75% of the population of Lesotho are either poor or vulnerable to poverty. Children and young people carry the burden.
(World Bank and Lesotho Bureau of Statistics Poverty Assessment Report 2019)
Almost one in four new HIV infections in Botswana occurred among young women and adolescent girls aged 15-24 years old. Less than half of young women and adolescent girls say they have comprehensive knowledge about HIV.
Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso in 2006 as a response to the needs of children and young people in Lesotho. The name means ‘forget-me-not’ in the Sesotho language, representing a pledge to remember the most vulnerable children in the region.
Research shows successful outcomes for young people with HIV
Dr Michael Evangeli, from the Clinical Psychology Department at Royal Holloway University, in collaboration with partners in Botswana, has completed a three-year study of Sentebale’s network clubs and camps programme, which revealed the improved wellbeing of 10 to 19-year-olds living with HIV in Botswana.
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex plays in 2022 Polo Cup
On the 25th August 2022, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Co-Founding Patron of Sentebale, returned to the stunning grounds of Aspen Valley Polo Club to play in the 2022 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup.
2021 Annual Report and Accounts are published
Last year was the most challenging time for Sentebale. Discover how we adapted our work to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people across Lesotho and Botswana in our 2021 Annual Report.
Building on the past, looking to the future: how Sentebale’s strategy is evolving
After a participatory process with all key stakeholders including young people and their caregivers, we have set out our new 2020-2025 strategy. Our vision is that all children and young people in Southern Africa are empowered, healthy and resilient.
Sentebale – a year in review
Reports and Accounts
- 84% Charitable activities
- 16% Fundraising Costs
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