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Stories that draw upon both the culture and daily life in Lesotho

Dinosaur With Bones Shaped Like A Cross Gets Sesotho Name

Dinosaur With Bones Shaped Like A Cross Gets Sesotho Name

Dinosaur With Bones Shaped Like A Cross Gets Sesotho Name

 

According to Senior Researcher Jonah Choiniere, Ph.D. of the University of the Witwatersrand Sefapanosaurus would have looked similar to Aardonyx. Image by: Nobu Tamura/http://spinops.blogspot.com via Wikipedia
 
 

South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have named a 200 million year old dinosaur from South Africa‚ “Sefapanosaurus”‚ from the Sesotho word “sefapano” (Times Live; 2015).

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German Varsity Launches Students’ Empowerment Project

German Varsity Launches Students’ Empowerment Project

German Varsity Launches Students’ Empowerment Project

 
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The Leuphana University in Germany (Leuphana; 2015)

 

The Leuphana University in Germany has, in collaboration with the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) and the Lesotho National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), launched the Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) (Public Eye; 2015).

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Homework goes mobile for secondary school pupils in Lesotho

Homework goes mobile for secondary school pupils in Lesotho

Homework goes mobile for secondary school pupils in Lesotho

Trial project in southern African country sends lessons and quizzes to children and enables teachers to monitor progress (The Guardian; 2015)

 
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The Sterio.me system has more than 1,000 questions across the school curriculum, covering maths, English, geography and agriculture. Photograph: Alamy
New light for the Bearded Vulture

New light for the Bearded Vulture

New Bearded Vulture hide opened at Giants Castle in attempt to limit risk to this critically endangered species

 

The critically endangered Bearded Vulture.
The critically endangered Bearded Vulture.

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.

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The Maliba Mobile Clinic

The Maliba Mobile Clinic

To Cultivate Community Strength

A report on the Maliba Mobile Clinic by Daniel Ts’osi our Trust manager.

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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.

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School Books Destined for Lesotho’s Schools

School Books Destined for Lesotho’s Schools

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. 

St Macartans School students who assisted with the book collection.
St Macartans School students who assisted with the book collection.

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Bright Future For Lesotho Sports

Bright Future For Lesotho Sports

Glyndwr Uni To Develop Netball & High Altitude Training In Lesotho

 

Team Lesotho at Glyndwr University ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games (Wrexham, 2014)
Team Lesotho at Glyndwr University ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games (Wrexham, 2014)

 

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).

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