Foun­da­tion hosts fun walk for char­ity

Lesotho Times - - News - Lim­pho Sello

NON-PROFIT or­gan­i­sa­tion, Lit­tle Feet Foun­da­tion, is set to host a fun walk in Maseru next Sun­day to raise funds for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren around the coun­try.

The foun­da­tion was formed last Novem­ber with the aim of pro­vid­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal ser­vices to chil­dren re­sid­ing in child care fa­cil­i­ties and or­phan­ages in Le­sotho and South Africa.

They use clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gists, psy­chother­a­pists and psy­chi­a­trists as part of ef­forts to of­fer com­pre­hen­sive psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port to the chil­dren.

Par­tic­i­pants in the fun walk, dubbed “Most Beau­ti­ful Cos­tume”, will be re­quired to wear “funky” cos­tumes in the 11 kilo­me­tre event, while cor­po­rates will also be able to ex­hibit their prod­ucts. Reg­is­tra­tion for in­di­vid­u­als will be M50, while five com­pany par­tic­i­pants will pay M1 500. The reg- is­tra­tion process will run un­til the day of the event.

Ac­cord­ing to Lit­tle Feed Foun­da­tion Coun­try Direc­tor Sel­loane Sethunya, the first 350 par­tic­i­pants to cross the fin­ish­ing line will re­ceive a Lit­tle Feet Foun­da­tion medal. There will also be prizes for the best branded com­pa­nies, groups and in­di­vid­u­als. The fun walk will start and end at Maseru Mall, with par­tic­i­pants go­ing into the city cen­tre be­fore re­turn­ing to the shop­ping com­plex.

“Com­pa­nies will be ex­pected to use their com­pany ma­te­rial to de­sign their cos­tumes with the win­ning par­tic­i­pants awarded ex­clu­sive Lit­tle Feed Foun­da­tion medals and prizes at the end of the event,” Ms Sethunya said.

“The com­pa­nies are ex­pected to show­case their prod­ucts and en­ter­tain guests to the best of their abil­i­ties.

“Our main ob­jec­tive in host­ing the fun walk is sim­ply to raise funds so we are able to pro­vide for the needs of or­phans and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in our coun­try.”she said the pro­ceeds of the fundrais­ing cam­paign would be used to pro­vide free coun­selling, ther­apy ses­sions and ed­u­ca­tional sup­port for chil­dren in or­phan­ages as well as the vul­ner­a­ble ones in the com­mu­ni­ties.

The ini­tia­tive, Ms Sethunya said, is meant to en­sure the chil­dren are bet­ter equipped with the tools to con­front the chal­lenges of life. She said most of un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren did not know how they could ac­cess ed­u­ca­tional sup­port.

“So that is where we step in and ask com­pa­nies and other non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions to as­sist,” said Ms Sethunya.

“Our vi­sion is to be the most ex­cit­ing, cre­ative, self-funded chil­dren’s foun­da­tion that pro­vides free psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port ser­vices, ed­u­ca­tional and phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion (sports) to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren.”

Lit­tle Feet Foun­da­tion pro­vides psy­cho­log­i­cal ser­vices to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren.

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