International Women’s Day 2021 Speech

International Women’s Day 2021 Speech

International Women's Day 2021: In honour of International Women's Day (March 8), Dr. Peg Herbert gave a Zoom presentation to the 'Women in Real Estate' group from RE/MAX Hallmark about her experience with gender equity. Her talk focused on the importance of involving...

Meet the poetry winners for our STOP Gender-Based-Violence Campaign

Meet the poetry winners for our STOP Gender-Based-Violence Campaign

As part of the Help Lesotho GBV Blitz campaign in late 2020, youth in Lesotho were encouraged to submit essays and poems using the theme: What does it mean to 'Do the Right Thing' to stop gender-based violence in Lesotho? A total of 60 Basotho participated in the...

Claire Foy visits Lesotho

Claire Foy visits 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 you know, I do meet regularly with...

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...

Long-Term Impact

Long-Term Impact

Since 2004, we've been working hard to empower children and youth in Lesotho to create positive social change in their families and communities. Over 220,000 vulnerable Basotho have benefited from our programs, and over 40,000 have graduated from our intensive...

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...

Recap of UNICEF Project Year 1 2018-19

Recap of UNICEF Project Year 1 2018-19

Empowering Young Mothers in Rural Lesotho Overview: In 2018-2019, UNICEF funded a Help Lesotho project to reach 150 young mothers in rural Lesotho (Butha Buthe and Thaba Tseka). This is the first year of a three year funding commitment. Problem: A major obstacle in...

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...