Archive for Lesotho Stories
New Bearded Vulture hide opened at Giants Castle in attempt to limit risk to this critically endangered species
The urgent need to mitigate the risk of extinction of the highly threatened Bearded Vulture species in South Africa, has led to various initiatives by conservationists to safe-guard existing vulture populations. These attempts include the construction and management of Bearded Vulture hides to create safe feeding areas, provide greater public awareness of the threats they face; and to conduct essential research into the species.
To Cultivate Community Strength
A report on the Maliba Mobile Clinic by Daniel Ts’osi our Trust manager.
The purpose of the Maliba Mobile clinic is to help mobilize health services nearer to the people, and works in conjunction with the St Denis Clinic nurses. There are three outreaches which are St.Felix, Tiping and St Denis bus stop. The Maliba Mobile Clinic visits each outreach once a month and this serves three big communities close to Maliba Lodge, which are Ts’ehlanyane, Pela Ts’oeu and Kota le Kotanyane.
Books Packed And Ready For Malibas’ Local Community Schools
One of our Directors, Chris Mc Evoy, recently partnered up with David and Liz Linn to ship over 1000 children’s books to Maseru, where our Maliba Lodge staff will pick them up and distribute them to our local schools and community centers for the use, enjoyment and education of our local community.
Glyndwr Uni To Develop Netball & High Altitude Training In Lesotho
Glyndŵr University will play a major role in developing netball in Lesotho and its students will have the opportunity to spend time at a high altitude training centre under a new agreement (Wrexham, 2014).
Basotho blankets, a southern Africa mainstay, gain attention in fashion circles
A pregnant charity worker from London has experienced first-hand what the challenges are in pregnancy and birth for mums to be in Lesotho, Africa.
While six months pregnant with her third child, Katharine Hamilton, 43, visited St James’ Hospital, in Mantsonyane, Lesotho, to see its work with new mothers and their babies. The hospital is located high in the mountains of Lesotho where the temperature in winter is very cold, and the terrain is rough and barren. Read more
There less words and more pictures in this post. It’s taken me a while to sort through the photographs from our trip to Africa in July this year. And before I could share our adventures, I had to tell the story of what took me to Africa; a hard, yet beautiful story to tell.
I look at these pictures and remember one of the best days in Lesotho: the pony trek in Malealea. You see, there’s a realisation of a dream come true for me here. The dream of adventuring and sharing incredible experiences with my kids. Amazing! Read more
I just want to let you know about the workshop that was had at St.Denis Clinic for 60 pregnant and nursing mothers which is called Maternal Health Care workshop. The workshop took five days starting from the 22nd to 26th of July.
As the name implies, the mothers and mothers-to-be were taught about very important issues to reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality. Topics that were covered included pregnancy, Labour, child raising, attending ante natal clinics, importance, stages and types of infant and child immunization. Read more
From the moment we met up with Hali, the new Maliba Community Trust Manager, anticipation and excitement filled the air.
We set off from Maliba Lodge at 9am and drove to the MaHali community, greeted with the chants of the community workers and the smiles of the children. Read more