‘Mamohato Children’s Centre is officially opened

On the 26th November, The ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre was officially opened by His Majesty King Letsie III at Thaba Bosiu. He was joined by Sentebale Founding Patron’s Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso as guests came together to celebrate the momentous occasion.

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Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso welcome Their Majesties King Letsie III and Queen ‘Masenate to the ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre

The ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre is the flagship facility that supports all of Sentebale’s work with vulnerable children in Lesotho. Named after His Majesty King Letsie III and Prince Seeiso’s mother, the late Queen ‘Mamohato Bereng Seeiso, who was known as the Mother of the Nation, the centre will be used to hold a range of events and workshops to benefit vulnerable children.

Over 200 international and local guests including dignitaries, donors, trustees and Sentebale Ambassadors attended the event which marked this key milestone for Sentebale. Guests enjoyed a full tour of the centre’s facilities, including the Get Well Centre, the camper cabins, the activity rooms and The Diana, Princess of Wales Hall. These facilities will enable us to reach four times as many children living with HIV as well as providing training facilities as the charity expands.

Sentebale Ambassador, Nacho Figueras, takes part in the photography workshop with children Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Sentebale Ambassador, Nacho Figueras, takes part in the photography workshop with children
Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Over 200 children from across Sentebale’s programmes also showcased their work through a number of activities. Children enjoyed the brand new ropes course and games of football on the sports pitch. They also held a number of workshops in the activity rooms where children learnt about confidence, self-esteem and friendship.

<> on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho.

Guests enjoy the firework finale at the campfire Chris Jackson/Getty Images

His Majesty King Letsie III, Prince Seeiso and Prince Harry spoke at the Opening Ceremony where guests were also treated to a performance by George The Poet of “We can Fight”, written especially for the opening. Sentebale Ambassador, Joss Stone later performed for guests around the campfire before the firework finale over Thaba Bosiu.

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