CARE AND EDUCATION

We provide care and education for vulnerable children, particularly those affected by HIV. Sentebale supports community-led organisations and families caring for orphans and those living with disabilities. Partners are helped through grants, management support and the provision of training and specialists.

We support some of Lesotho’s most vulnerable children with secondary school bursaries. These include children who have lost one or both parents, and those living with disabilities.

SENTEBALE PROVIDES SUPPORT TO:

Ensure children’s basic needs are met including food, shelter, education, healthcare and love.

Provide specialist care such as psychosocial support and aid for those with disabilities.

Deliver life skills and vocational training to enable children to return to their community and support themselves through life.

MEET NTHABISENG

 Nthabiseng is 14 years old and lives at Thuso Children’s Centre for children with multiple disabilities. 

Her grandmother and aunt were unable to care for her properly at home because of her physical and mental disabilities.

Nthabiseng said: “Before I moved to Thuso, I was helpless and sad. I could not bath or feed myself and I often got teased by the other children.”

 Since I have been at Thuso, I have learned how to bath myself, play with the other children and even grow vegetables in my own garden! 

 I can even help my aunt and grandmother with the gardening when I go back home for the school holidays. 

SUPPORTING CHILDREN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES AND REHABILITATING CHILDREN BACK INTO THEIR COMMUNITIES

Sentebale provides support to community-led organisations to enable them to provide appropriate care, health and education to Lesotho’s most vulnerable children and young people. These organisations have been able to develop strong links with communities to enable economic empowerment, family reunification, community based rehabilitation and family mentoring.

SECONDARY SCHOOL BURSARIES

Sentebale provides bursaries to cover the costs of school fees, uniforms, nutritional support and education materials. This programme is supported by Lessons for Life Foundation.


MEET SABELO

 My name is Sabelo, I am 19 years old. When I was 12 I enrolled in Tsakholo High School as I wanted to complete Form A but my family couldn’t afford the school fees

 I lived with my mother and three brothers. She couldn’t afford to buy our school books or uniforms and sometimes we would go to school hungry because we couldn’t afford food. 

 I thought I would have to leave school but the principal nominated me to be sponsored by Sentebale

 I love school and the moment I was told I got the sponsorship, the only thing to focus on was my studies. Giving up was not an option. 

 Sentebale paid for my school fees but have also helped me buy my uniform and books. 

 I passed my Junior Certificate with Merit and also my Cambridge Overseas School Certificate a first class pass

 In 2014, I went to study for my International Baccalaureate at Mahindra United World College of India; one day I would like to become a teacher

 I am very proud and privileged to have been given this opportunity. If I did it, anyone can do it, one just has to work hard to achieve that. 

Secondary school bursary schools

Living with HIV Access to education Care for children Letsema: working together
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