SL372845-smallIan Ramsey Academy is amem Durham diocese school. Durham have for many years had a link in Lesotho. Lesotho is a sub-Saharan country, the size of Wales that is completely surrounded by South Africa. Lesotho, the Mountain Kingdom, is a fiercely independent country. At present it is particularly badly hit by the AIDS/HIV pandemic and by the global economic slow down. Over the last few year we have started to develop our link with Lesotho.

We are very proud to be linked to Boqate ACL School. We are gradually building our curriculum links with the school. We have had successful staff exchages for a number of years. In October 2014 we had a very successful visit to the school. We support a Children’s Home called God’s Love. Here Mae Neo and her team look after around 30 children from 2 weeks to 20 years old. The home runs as a family unit. Very different to the larger orphanages that often have 140 or more children living there. Lesotho has over 100,000 orphans in a population of 2 million which is at present shrinking. The male life expectancy is around 38.

We also continue to support the diocese and its work within the Basotho communities. The fund raising group within school has raised a staggering amount of money that has supported projects such as the SHAPE courses. Courses that empower young Basotho to teach their peers how to stay safe and healthy. SHAPE courses are much like our PHSE.

Links

www.durham-lesotholink.org.uk

 

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