School Aid has been working with its partners in Lesotho since 2010. Since then we’ve reached some of the country’s most remote schools, shipping over 94,000 books to 137 schools which support 59,022 eager children, including a number of orphans and vulnerable children.
We introduced a programme of school reading clubs in 2017 which have proved to be a very successful way of reaching children in remote areas. The children start each session with energising activities, then move on to a carefully selected story, and as it unfolds they’re encouraged to participate through drama, crafts and creative writing. These clubs help participating primary schools to maximise the potential of their resources, and acted as a stepping stone to their involvement in the Lesotho launch of our school library development programme.
Moso Ranoosi – Lesotho Reading Club Project Officer
Moso was born and educated in Malealea, a village in the Mafeteng district in southern Lesotho. As a youth leader, he volunteered with HIV/AIDS education in local schools. He was also active in adult-learning circles and trained local facilitators.
Refiloe Khau – Lesotho Project and Reading Club Assistant
Refiloe was born in Maseru, Lesotho in 1990. She went to a local school at Mazenod, Maseru and went on to gain a Diploma in Education Primary from Lesotho College of Education. She worked as a student teacher at Tlametlu Primary School in 2012, then as a class teacher at Get Together English Medium School from2014. Refiloe joined School Aid in January 2018 to help deliver an expanding reading club programme.