Queen cel­e­brates birth­day with se­nior

Lesotho Times - - Her Majesty @ 40 -

time to se­lect a day on which the 20 con­tes­tants will join Her Majesty at Mat­sieng Royal Vil­lage in cel­e­bra­tion of her birth­day,” The Of­fice in­di­cated.

Her Majesty’s 40th birth­day will con­tinue to be cel­e­brated through­out the year with var­i­ous sports ac­tiv­i­ties like horserac­ing and tra­di­tional games iden­ti­fied to mark this day. Her Majesty is the Pa­tron of the Queen’s Na­tional Trust Fund aimed at as­sist­ing needy chil­dren in terms of high school ed­u­ca­tion. The Fund was es­tab­lished by the late Queen Mother ’Mamo­hato Bereng Seeiso in 1985.

Many Ba­sotho chil­dren have ben­e­fit­ted from this Fund through the pay­ment of their ed­u­ca­tional costs.

In March 2012, Her Majesty Queen ’Mase­n­ate Mo­hato Bereng Seeiso of­fi­cially launched the Le­sotho Royal Rose, whose pro­ceeds are used to meet the ed­u­ca­tional needs of the dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren.

Her Majesty the Queen is also Pa­tron of a num­ber of non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions –a ma­jor­ity of which deal with child wel­fare-re­lated mat­ters for the dis­abled and care for the el­derly, to men­tion but a few.

Queen ‘Mase­n­ate Mo­hato Bereng Seeiso was born on 2 June 1976 as Anna Karabo Motšoe­neng in Mapoteng, Berea district. She is the el­dest child of Ntate Thek­iso and ‘Mé ‘Makarabo Motšoe­neng.

In 1990, Her Majesty Queen ‘Mase­n­ate en­rolled at the Mach abeng In­ter­na­tional Col­lege where she stud­ied un­til 1996 be­fore en­rolling at the Na­tional Univer­sity of Le­sotho in 1997 with a pref­er­ence of con­tin­u­ing her stud­ies in the field of sci­ence. She wanted to be a Phar­ma­cist. Half­way through her sec­ond year while pur­su­ing a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence De­gree, the an­nounce­ment of their en­gage­ment com­pelled her stud­ies to be put on hold.

Jug­gling be­tween Her Royal du­ties, moth­er­hood and school, Her Majesty Queen ‘Mase­n­ate fi­nally grad­u­ated from Colom­bia Univer­sity in the City of New York, USA with a de­gree in Bach­e­lor of Arts in Eco­nomics in May, 2011. She also holds a First Aid Cer­tifi­cate from the Red Cross.

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