75% of the population of Lesotho are either poor or vulnerable to poverty. Children and young people carry the burden.
(World Bank and Lesotho Bureau of Statistics Poverty Assessment Report 2019)
Almost one in four new HIV infections in Botswana occurred among young women and adolescent girls aged 15-24 years old. Less than half of young women and adolescent girls say they have comprehensive knowledge about HIV.
Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso in 2006 as a response to the needs of children and young people in Lesotho. The name means ‘forget-me-not’ in the Sesotho language, representing a pledge to remember the most vulnerable children in the region.