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Lesotho reading clubs to benefit from latest shipment

School Aid's last shipment of 2017 left our warehouse early in the New Year, heading for 16 schools in and around the Lesotho capital, Maseru. This is the base of our Project and Reading Club Officer, Moso Ranoosi, who in 2017 introduced our first reading clubs in Lesotho at underprivileged schools around Maseru. 

The container was crammed with primary school reading and library books: some of them destined for new and existing reading clubs; others for libraries and to provide general reading resources. These include projects run by our long-term partners, Dolen Cymru Wales Lesotho Link.

Between them, the schools are educating more than 10,000 children, nearly a quarter of them designated as orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).  And since most of the schools have no library as yet, we are sure that the books will be a big boost to their resources, bringing the joy of reading to a whole new generation of children.

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10th January 2018
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Latest shipment to Lesotho leaves warehouse

Volunteers loaded a 20 foot container, which left the School Aid warehouse on 10th January, with 18,620 books, supporting 6,9954 children, at 13 schools and reading clubs. 

This shipment is expected to arrive in Lesotho in mid February and will then be distributed in and around Maseru, the capital of Lesotho.

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Holiday Reading Club at a bike track in Maseru, Lesotho

A Holiday Reading Club, organised by School Aid's Project and Reading Club Officer, Moso Ranoosi, proves to be a success.

The children in the photo are at a bike track in Maseru, which is open through the school holidays. Moso Ranoosi, School Aid's Project and Reading Club Officer, has organised a reading club for the attendant children, who are mostly boys of both primary and secondary age.  

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Reading Clubs in Lesotho are being well attended

Moso Ranoosi, Project and Reading Club Officer in Lesotho, has sent some lovely photos of children attending the reading clubs in Lesotho.

We particularly loved the photo of children re-enacting the story that they had just been read.

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