SUNDAY 14 JUNE, SWAZILAND: ShelterBox Founder and CEO Tom Henderson and a ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) have returned from Swaziland after visiting the country to oversee the distribution of 32,000 special school rucksacks to AIDS orphans. ShelterBox is working on this special project with The Piers Simon Appeal. Piers was killed in the Tsunami in 2004 and his family set up the charity in his memory. Piers’s brother Luke is a trained SRT volunteer and was part of the SRT in the country. His parents also traveled to the African kingdom. “It was fantastic to finally go to Swaziland and see the school bags being distributed,” says Luke. “The children have so very little and the school bags will make a real difference.” In addition to school equipment, each bag contains a plate, mug and a spoon to enable the children to have a midday meal. There are an estimated 70,000 AIDS orphans in Swaziland, with 15,000 child-headed households. The school bags project is being co-ordinated in the country by the National Emergency Response Council on HIV AIDS (NERCHA).