Partnerships in Action: Driving Progress in Menstrual Hygiene Advocacy
Mr. James Chifwelu, World Vision Interntional Lesotho National Director speaks to driving progress in Menstrual Hygiene Advocacy through partnerships at the Menstrual Hygiene Day celebration graced by Her Majesty Queen 'Masenaste Mohato Seeiso at Pitseng Primary in Leribe; WVIL Mapiko Cluster.
Menstrual Hygiene Day Celebration with Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso
World Vision International Lesotho (WVIL) commemoration of Menstrual Hygiene Day at Pitseng Primary School in Mapiko Cluster. The event will be graced by the presence of the esteemed WVIL child protection champion, Her Majesty Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso. This momentous occasion aims to raise awareness on menstrual hygiene and advocate for the rights and well-being of girls in school.
Humanitarian Advocacy and Disaster Reduction and Management
As part of the global community, we too are playing an active role in adapting to the effects of climate change which has brought forth erratic weather patterns which affect livelihoods & resilience and food security worldwide and leaving the already vulnerable families worse off. The Disaster Risk Reduction project has intentionally targeted beneficiaries in hardest to reach areas in Lesotho in line with our strategy “Leaving No One Behind”.
Strengthening national and community capacities for effective disaster preparedness and crisis response
World Vision International Lesotho is hosting a high-level roundtable discussion on Humanitarian Advocacy and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management to be held on May 22, 2023. This round table discussion is intended to create a platform for all relevant stakeholders to participate and contribute to interactive dialogues on the community representative findings on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM), Education in Emergencies and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).
Relief to the adversely affected by flash floods in Lesotho
World Vision Lesotho and partners through the Disaster Relief Response European Union Humanitarian Aid funded project rushed to restore hope by providing children and the Matukeng community with food, clothes, shelter, when striked by flashfloods. " May you have more to give to many who will be affected in a similar manner so they do not have to wonder what will become of their lives amidst such grave loss,” Alice said after the inter -agency food distribution to ease the burden on those affected by the flash floods.
World Vision Lesotho races to help family who lost house and property in inferno
On the 29th December 2022 the Disaster Management Authority (DMA) in Mokhotlong received an alert informing that Mr. Boleke’s home had been burned down to ashes, with the house and all possessions destroyed, leaving the family homeless with the only hope that they could cling to being the grace of God guarding their lives and protecting them and their little girls from the fire.
World Vision Lesotho child representative's call on the safety and protection of the rights of children
Official opening remarks by Makeletso Mothakathi at the 41st Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the rights & welfare of the child.
"This conference is an impressive testimonial to the devotion and dedication of the African Union in upholding the protection of children’s rights. This event is indeed momentous and remarkable for Children in Lesotho and across the whole of Africa."
Children’s Parliament - A safe forum for children to speak up and be heard
" I am blessed to have an opportunity to pay it forward through working with World Vision Lesotho in leading children’s parliament initiatives and witnessing children’s lives transformed through their active participation in issues that concern their lives and wellbeing" - Kabelo Kelepa
Former World Vision Lesotho member of children's parliament shares how children's parliament is a safe forum for children to speak up and be heard.
71 vulnerable children choose their sponsors in Lesotho's #Chosen
This year in February 2023, vulnerable children in Leribe, WVL Mapiko Cluster in the Pitseng Area Programme (AP) took a hold of their future, to initiate change in their own lives and to transform the Pitseng community through #Chosen.
#Chosen is a World Vision child sponsorship initiative that empowers a vulnerable child to choose their own sponsor; where instead of sponsors choosing a child, the child has the power to choose their own.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has wreaked havoc in many families across the countries, with ripples spanning around he world. With the first cases identified in the city of Wuhan, China in December 2019, its presence in many countries has led countries to issue orders for people to keep away from public spaces, to the detriment of economies.
As bread winners are confined at home with no income, it could lead to where reserves are depleted leaving family members including children to starve. We are responding in every country we work in to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on vulnerable children and their families.
Initially we are prioritizing 17 countries hard hit by the coronavirus, increasing our efforts to protect, especially the vulnerable children.
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Advocacy Campaign: It takes Lesotho to End Child Marriage
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