World Vi­sion launches five-year strat­egy

Lesotho Times - - News - Lim­pho Sello

QUEEN ‘Mase­n­ate Mo­hato Seeiso on Mon­day launched World Vi­sion Le­sotho’s (WVL) five-year strat­egy which seeks to bet­ter the lives of 550 000 most vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren among other ob­jec­tives.

The launch cer­e­mony was held at a Maseru ho­tel and at­tended by Education and Train­ing Min­is­ter, Dr Ma­hali Phamotse, and her Agri­cul­ture and Food Se­cu­rity coun­ter­part, ‘Ma­palesa Mothokho, as well as church lead­ers and de­vel­op­ment part­ners among oth­ers.

In her key­note speech, Her Majesty said all stake­hold­ers, in­clud­ing govern­ment, com­mu­ni­ties and de­vel­op­ment part­ners, needed to join forces to en­sure vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren were pro­tected and able to ac­cess qual­ity education.

“We need to de­sign a frame­work to be bet­ter able to as­sist vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren and or­phans in terms of their wel­fare and education needs. I, there­fore, urge all of us to work to­gether to save our chil­dren who are the fu­ture of Le­sotho,” said Queen ‘Mase­n­ate Mo­hato Seeiso.

“I have per­son­ally made a com- mit­ment to work with WVL and the Min­istry of Education and Train­ing in ini­tia­tives to pro­mote the education of vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren. Only with education can we can see a bet­ter fu­ture for all our chil­dren.”

WVL Na­tional Di­rec­tor, Pauline Okumu said the 2016-2020 strat­egy would im­pact the lives of 550 000 most vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren, who are 76 per­cent of the to­tal pop­u­la­tion

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