Carillion Team take on Cycling Challenge

In October 2015, 10 Carillion employees travelled from offices across the world to help with the finishing touches of the ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre.

Some of the Carillion team at Phelisanong Orphanage

Carillion employees visit Phelisanong Children’s Home

The team were quickly put to work, tasked with hanging pictures, painting cabins and creating a home away from home for the children that would be attending Sentebale’s residential camps. Founding Patron, Prince Seeiso made a visit to see how they were getting on and was thrilled to see the progress they had made.

The trip was also an opportunity for the Carillion team to visit two of Sentebale’s community partners, Phelisanong Children’s Home and St Bernadette’s school for the blind. During these visits the team were able to spend time with the children supported by Sentebale and witness first-hand the impact of the charity’s work. At St Bernadette’s they even took part in a blind football match resulting in 35-2 defeat for Team Carillion!

Kaye and Zaid help decorate the activity rooms at the 'Mamohato Children's Centre

Kaye and Zaid help decorate the activity rooms at the ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre

Having completed all of their tasks at the ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre, the team even had time to re-visit Phelisanong, and another one of Sentebale’s community partners brightening up the walls of classrooms with a fresh coat of yellow paint.

The memories of the children’s faces and happiness we brought to them will stay with me forever…. It truly has been one of the most memorable moments in my life. Kaye King, Carillion Services UK

Steve Green, Project Manager, was so inspired by the trip that he is now taking part in an epic cycle challenge from Muscat to Dubai to continue to support the vulnerable children of Lesotho – and has roped in a whole team of friends to ride along too!

We are so grateful to the Carillion team for their continued commitment to children in Lesotho, for their hard work and never-ending enthusiasm to ensure that the ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre is as welcoming as possible for the thousands of children who will now use it.

To sponsor Steve visit: https://www.justgiving.com/muscattodubai/

To read more about the ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre click here.

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