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Christmas 2013: Caring for mums and babies in Lesotho.

Christmas 2013: Caring for mums and babies in Lesotho.

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.

Katharine Hamilton visited St James’ Hospital in Mantsonyane

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.

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Maternal Health Care Workshop

Maternal Health Care Workshop

Manager of the Maliba Community Development Trust

Hi Everyone

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.

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Hand Me Down, Lesotho Redistribution – September 2013

Hand Me Down, Lesotho Redistribution – September 2013

sa-adventure-logoThere is no other way to describe our recent redistribution to the MaHali community centre in Lesotho, other than breath taking.

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.

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New manager of the Maliba Community Development Trust

New manager of the Maliba Community Development Trust

Manager of the Maliba Community Development Trust
Makau Hali Khutsi

We are pleased to announce Makau Hali Khutsi has been appointed Manager of the Maliba Community Development Trust.  Hali was born and raised in Butha Buthe, Lesotho. He earned his degree in Agriculture in 2009 at the Lesotho Agricultural College and taught Agriculture and Science at St. Denis High School in St. Denis, Leribe from 2009 until earlier this year.

Hali has a history of community service as a volunteer teaching food production in partnership with various Village Support Groups.  As an Agriculture teacher he was responsible for the design and execution of special projects in support of Hunger Alleviation.  These projects involved students and local farmers groups managing for production & sale: Eggs, Vegetables, Pigs, Rabbits and Grain.

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Christmas in Lesotho

Christmas in Lesotho

TMaggie Day - Lesotho Volunteerhis month our Village Life column is from M’e Mantai Musa.  M’e Mantai is the Maliba Trust’s Community Liaison Trainee.  She lives in the neighbouring village of Ha Mali and runs the Saturday youth program at the Ha Mali Community Center, co-teachers a Business Education Class for out-of-school individuals and assists with Village Support Groups.

“The Christmas Holiday celebration begins as a homecoming all through December.  Many people work or go to school in South Africa or other places but this time of year everyone comes back and it is a happy time as husbands, wives, children and friends are now home together.

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