Working to foster a community of young people in Lesotho who are skilled, inspired, motivated and socially conscious.
The only initiative of its kind in Lesotho, The Hub is a creative technology lab that seeks to take a creative, collaborative and participatory approach to raising awareness and seeking solutions to social issues.
Digital Arts for Change
DOCUMENTING SOCIAL CHANGE
Our young filmmakers have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals. We work at the intersection of arts and activism by documenting some of Lesotho’s most important social movements and issues.
We have created short films on diverse socio-economic issues, including gender equality, a series on the 16 Days of Activism and LGBTIQ rights.
We have showcased our work through several exhibitions in partnership with the Alliance Francaise de Maseru, and are currently working on an upcoming exhibition on Climate Change and Environmental Issues, in partnership with the European Union.
STORYTELLING THROUGH IMAGES
We have held several workshops on storytelling and composition in photography. We encourage our young photographers to support changemakers in the country through documentation.
CREATING INTRICATE WORLDS
Armed with plasticine and coloured card, our animation team builds detailed and colourful stories that have strong visual appeal and meaningful messages.
We have produced three short animations that deal with diverse topics, including littering, Basotho culture, access to education, gender inequality and bullying in schools.
Song & Music Video: Lesotho
Lesotho – a song and music video created during workshops at The Hub in 2019, featuring 7 musicians expressing their thoughts on the current political and socio-economic situation in the country… read more.
Animation: Malume Basotho!
Malume Basotho! – a claymation film inspired by the poetry of Women Of The Well and created during our animation workshop in July 2019, led by Lehlohonolo Tlhaole and Anna Cai… read more.
Animation: Mamela Lefats’e
Mamela Lafats’e, a claymation film created during our Earth Day themed animation workshop in April 2019, led by Lehlohonolo Tlhaole and Anna Cai… read more.
Photography: Climate Change
The Hub is currently working on an upcoming exhibition on Climate Change and Environmental Issues, in partnership with the European Union… read more.
Annual membership to The Hub costs M100 ($7), and gives access to all of the Hub’s resources and activities.
What Our Members are Saying
Participant in Filmmaking Workshop
“I can proudly say that I now know what I want to do for the rest of my life and that is tell stories! ”
Participant in Human Rights Workshop
“I learned that it is up to us as youth to voice our opinions, because we are the future of this country and we have a right to say what we see in order to have a developed country.”
“Because of The Hub, my marks have increased in school and I’m able to listen and consult in class.”