COVID-19 – Public health measures to prevent spread of the Virus (WHO Guidelines)

  • Hand hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirtyPractice respiratory hygiene : When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • Maintain social distancing : Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
  • If you have returned from an infected area and develop a high temperature, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing do not leave your home until you have been given advice by a doctor.
Human Trafficking: Miss Itumeleng Masoetsa,  a student at IDM Lesotho

Skillshare Lesotho has been engaged by IOM Lesotho to take action in counter trafficking and addressing irregular migration through strengthening border and migration management, sensitisation on trafficking in persons; through community and school sensitisation and engaging community based protection committees in communities to address issues of trafficking in persons and irregular migration.

OUR RECENT ACTIVITIES

Supporting Community Sensitisation – Film Screening & Radio Talk Shows

In 2019, International Organization for Migration (IOM) with financial support from the Government of Japan (GoJ) is implementing the project Counter Trafficking and Addressing Irregular Migration through Strengthening Border and Migration Management, Sensitization on TIP and Building Capacity of Law enforcement and Border Officials in Lesotho.The project aims to address the existing challenges at the key port of entries (POEs), and counter trafficking targeting  vulnerable communities living near ‘’hot spots’’ along the official and unofficial border crossings in Lesotho. To read more about the project, click here.

Human Trafficking: Miss Rethabile Ramarou,  a student at Lerotholi Polytechnic.

Lerotholi Polytechnic  student says sometimes people do not realize how dangerous things are until they happen to people who are close to them. She says Human Trafficking can happen to anyone and people should be very careful.

WHO ARE WE?

OUR BACKGROUND

Skillshare Lesotho is a registered local volunteering and development organization working in partnership with local and International organizations to reduce poverty, injustice and inequality to further economic and social development.

OUR VISION

A world without poverty, injustice & inequality where people, regardless of cultural, social & political divides, come together for mutual benefit, living in peaceful co-existence.

OUR MISSION

We strive to reduce poverty, injustice and inequality, and further economic and social development in partnership with the people and communities throughout Lesotho and Africa as a whole.

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OUR LATEST PROJECTS

Human Trafficking

The program focuses on Human trafficking, addressing Irregular Migration through Strengthening Boarder and Migration Management, Sensitization on TIP and Building Capacity of Law Enforcement and Boarder Officials in Lesotho. The main targets are vulnerable communities throughout Maseru, Qacha’s Nek, Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing. There are currently over 15 000 persons contacted since an inception of the project. Click here for some more details.

Stepping – Up Universal Access: A Multi-Sectoral Response to TB/HIV Prevention at the community level in Lesotho

This project targets Adolescents and young people with bias to Adolescent Girls and Young Women (10-24 years) based in Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek, Quthing, and Qacha’s Nek Districts. There are currently over 102 302 Adolescent, both In and Out of School provided with HIV prevention package. For further details on this program and many others, click here.

We work in partnership with locally-based organisations in Africa and Asia to reduce poverty, injustice and inequality. We have a range of practical ways in which we support our partners, including the placement of international volunteers who share their skills, time and ideas.

Our programmes focus on four areas:

  • Health CareWe work to ensure basic health care is implemented in rural areas and to ensure communities have access to health services.  
  • Education– works to enable marginalized communities to access education and all associated services.
  • Sustainable livelihoods– We work to equip communities to meet their basic needs through sustainable livelihood innovations and income generation strategies.
  • Active Citizenship – We Empower Individuals, Communities and vulnerable and most at risk populations to contribute towards their sustainable development as an important focus of our work.
  • Climate Change – We support rural and urban communities in emergency preparedness, risk reduction and response through building resilience to disasters.
  • Research – We strive to generate a pool of evidence to inform programming but also for sharing with stakeholders.

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