Hello Dear Readers,
I realize that I just did a post, but last week, I likely went out to the field with WFP for the last time. I wanted to share this journey with you because we went to one of the most remote places in the country that you can drive to, I took this opportunity to get some very Lesotho-y photos for your enjoyment.
I went with a few partners to two remote primary schools that are part of WFP’s School Meals Programme, which is, in my opinion, one of the best uses of aid around. We did teaching activities for the students centered around education about deforestation, soil erosion and HIV/AIDS.
I don’t have a whole lot to write about this journey, so enjoy coming with us via the photos!
|On the road first thing in the morning...|
|Beautiful Lesotho views...|
|Thanks for getting us to the first school Natate Thabang and your Nissan Patrol...|
|Madam Makhotso, one of the 2 primary school teachers (for 7 grades) and the school cook and kitchen...|
|The school children happily eating their porridge, provided by WFP's School Meals Programme...|
|No crumbs left behind...|
|Educational game about HIV/AIDS stigma...|
|Red Cross counterpart playing another educational game about HIV/AIDS...|
|And another, on the school playground...|
|A Ministry of Forestry Counterpart doing another educational game about deforestation (just a little help from me) at another school, this school is also used as a church in the village...|
|School bags and books in the classroom window...|
|One of the 3 chalkboards in the classroom (its divided into three sections to accommodate 3 different grades)...|
|HIV/ADIS educational game in the schoolyard...|
|After lunch and watching the other kids...|
|Driving through the village, a traditional house and garden...|
|Another traditional house and garden...|
|On the way home, back up the first mountain - can you see the rest of the road back home, all the way across the valley?...|
|Another view from the top of the mountain, terraced fields in the foreground...|
|Still on the road, going down for a little while...|
|Across the bridge...|
|Look at all of the goats!...|
|Stop for a drink, there is a "road" next to the shop too, glad we don't have to go on that one today...|
|Cows, grazing the cornfield stubble...|
|Slowing down for the pace of the cows...|
|A critter! Don't know the name in English, it is a Pela...|
|St Francis Cathedral, back on the "main" road...|
Whew, I hope you aren't too tired after our 6 hours on the road! Also, I hope you enjoyed our field trip to one of the most remote places in the district that we are lucky to go to since a development project allowed for the construction of that road a couple years ago!
As always, sending our love from Lesotho,
Carol and Shane