Claire Foy visits Lesotho

Claire Foy visits Lesotho

Meeting Netflix Royalty in Lesotho Written by Peg Herbert, Help Lesotho Founder and Executive Director, December 2020. Many of us are watching The Crown on Netflix. I had enjoyed the first two seasons as they rolled out, never imagining I would meet ‘The Queen’. As...

Coffee with Peg and Mamoletsane

Coffee with Peg and Mamoletsane

On September 23, Help Lesotho's Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Peg Herbert, and Mme Mamoletsane Khati, Help Lesotho's new Deputy Country Director sat down for a virtual coffee and conversation! To watch the video, click here. I want to support Help Lesotho's...

The Risk of COVID-19 to Girls and Women in Lesotho

The Risk of COVID-19 to Girls and Women in Lesotho

Lesotho’s lockdown was lifted at the beginning of May. The border between South Africa and Lesotho remains closed, yet, hundreds took the chance to cross illegally back into the country. One week later, Lesotho reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Despite...

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Greetings to you all,I hope you are all well and safe. I woke this morning to a cloudy, relatively warm and very safe day, in Ottawa. I want to send a note to you all on what has been going on – with me, Lesotho and the organization. Here is a COVID-19 update:...

‘Dream Big’ Pearl Girl Camp

‘Dream Big’ Pearl Girl Camp

In 2019, 80 girls attended the first ever ‘Pearl Girl Camp’ at Help Lesotho’s Seotlong Centre in Hlotse. The grade 8 and grade 9 students were all from local schools and were former participants of the Pearl Program. The girls all come from vulnerable families; nearly...

International Day of the Girl 2019

International Day of the Girl 2019

  UNICEF has declared the theme for the 2019 International Day of the Girl to be ‘Girlforce: Unscripted and Unstoppable’. On a day intended to celebrate achievements made by girls around the world in their fight to have their voices heard and their rights...

Dr. Peg Herbert at ‘Women Deliver’

Dr. Peg Herbert at ‘Women Deliver’

While attending the 'Women Deliver' conference in Vancouver in June 2019, Peg was interviewed by the Vancouver Star. Click the link to read the full article!...

Palesa Goes to Camp Episode 1: Meet Palesa

Palesa Goes to Camp Episode 1: Meet Palesa

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to attend one of our Leadership Camps? This week, Ausi Palesa is at camp and she’s going to give us the full story on what’s like to be a Help Lesotho camper. Click to watch: WATCH the video here. Tune in all week to watch Ausi...

Palesa Goes to Camp Episode 1: Meet Palesa

Trafficking Puleng

In early March 2016, 18-year-old Puleng became a victim of human trafficking. Like many girls in poverty-stricken Lesotho, Puleng was struggling. She was 16 when she gave birth to her son, working hard to eke out a living for herself and her older brother. Puleng was...

Peg Receives the Meritorious Service Cross!

Peg Receives the Meritorious Service Cross!

We are overjoyed to share the news that Peg Herbert was presented with the Meritorious Service Cross on Tuesday, December 12. The prestigious honour was presented by the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Canada’s Governor General.   “Peg Herbert is the founder and...