Lemon and Dill infused mousse of smoked Salmon served with organic Greens tossed in a light and zesty sweet Vinaigrette.
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On 10 April 2013, the Australian High Commissioner to South Africa with non-residential accreditation to Lesotho, HE Mr Graeme Wilson visited Kick4Life in Lesotho. AVI work in partnership with Kick4Life as part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program, an Australian Government, AusAID initiative.
On a two-day tour to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho before presenting his credentials to His Majesty King Letsie III, Mr Wilson met with local partner organisations and AVID volunteers. He was accompanied by his wife and the First Secretary.
In September 2012, Kick4Life, with the support of the AVID program, was awarded $10,000 in funding through AVI’s Community Grant Scheme for a training initiative. Funded through the support of the Planet Wheeler Foundation, Kick4Life received $10,000 to establish a restaurant and Orphans and Vulnerable Children catering training school. Read more
Dean Button snapped this great panoramic photo from the main deck while on honeymoon at Maliba.
There is a long history of weaving in Lesotho. At the nearby Leribe Craft Center we found this photo proudly honoring “the pioneers of spinning and weaving in Lesotho” at St. Mary’s Craft School in 1911.
The weaving process starts with collection of fibers from Lesotho’s large herds of sheep and goats. It was news to me that wool comes from sheep and mohair from goats. As this photo collection from Sesotho Designs shows, the coat or fleece is removed once per year, generally after the winter, when the herders bring the animals down from the mountains. Read more
Prince Harry has pleased everyone this week with a highly successful trip to Lesotho as part of work for his charity Sentebale. Prince Harry worked alongside the younger brother of Lesotho’s King, Prince Seeiso as part of the charity which he setup in 2006 to commemorate both their deceased mothers. Sentebale means ‘forget me not’ in Sotho.
The two princes visited Kananelo Centre for the Deaf, in a rural setting outside the capital Maseru. It is one of just two schools for deaf children in the country. In a series of 1-storey huts, a group of Catholic nuns educate 85 students aged between five and 22. Prince Harry first visited in 2004 during his gap year, and from 2008, has provided 70% of the school’s running costs. Read more
2013 has started with a bang! Hand me Down, an SA Adventure initiative has now got 55 active collection stations and the amount of donations we have received this year has increased massively! As Hand me Down grows, so do the costs and as such we realised the need to have frequent fund raisers for this worthy cause! Read more
Prince Harry is making a return trip to the southern African kingdom of Lesotho where he has long-standing personal charity interests.
Seven years ago the prince helped set up a charity to support vulnerable children affected by HIV/Aids, working with the brother of Lesotho’s king.
Prince Harry will visit two local projects on Wednesday.
He will first go to a centre for the deaf near the capital Maseru then to a school for visually impaired children. Read more
Lesotho is completely encircled by South Africa, so making a visit to the fabled mountain kingdom was a big priority of mine when I knew I’d be nearby. The only question was how. Many options for visiting Lesotho exist, but several of them are logistically challenging.
I could’ve traveled via the Sani Pass in South Africa’s southern Drakensberg region. This would’ve allowed me to enjoy a cocktail at the Sani Chalet, which is arguably one of the World’s Best Bars, at thousands of meters above sea level. The problem? Getting to the southern Drakensberg is difficult for backpackers, and Sani Pass treks are very expensive. Read more