For the millions of children across Africa who have been orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, the promise of the future lies in the compassionate response of families and community members taking action on their behalf.
Investing in community-based organizations that strengthen the capacity of families to support children in need is one of the most effective ways a donor can make a real difference. We must never forget the importance of family and community in the life of a child.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
The aims of the Mophato oa Mants’ase Society are to foster the wellbeing of vulnerable children through their own families wherever possible, and where this is not possible to provide residential care for the duration of child placement recommended by the Ministry of Social Development.
Background: The Mophato oa Mants’ase Society was established in 1979 for the relief of destitute children and was named for the Principal Chief of Taung who allocated land for the Society's projects.
The society is a non-governmental organisation and was founded by the late Father Patrick Maekane, a retired Anglican priest who was well known and respected throughout Lesotho.
In 2017 the society was able to provide residential care for, on average, 54 children at Mants’ase Children’s Home. The Community Assistance Programme assisted 19 families who are supporting 44 children, and 14 children attended the preschool at Mants’ase.
Many thanks to all who have given their support in so many ways. We truly appreciate!
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