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 the session with energising activities, they then move onto 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 maximise the potential of their resources, and act as a stepping stone to their involvement in the imminent (2018) 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, where he was a youth leader, volunteering with HIV/AIDS education in local schools. He was active in the 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. She holds a Diploma in Education Primary from Lesotho College of Education. She worked as a Student Teacher at Tlametlu Primary School in 2012. She has worked as a Class Teacher at Get Together English Medium School since 2014. Refiloe joined School Aid in January 2018 to help deliver an expanding reading club programme.