WIR School tours and essay competition

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In April and May 2016, Primary and High Schools are invited to bring classes for guided tours of the Women In Resistance exhibition at Morija Museum & Archives. Tours will be available in English and Sesotho.

An essay writing competition will be held for High School students based on the exhibition, with prizes sponsored by Vodacom Lesotho Foundation.

The tours are available Tuesday – Saturday from 8:00 – 17:00

Any questions or enquiries about the tours should be directed to The Hub
(+266) 5888 8387 or thehub@morija.co.ls.

About Women In Resistance

In May 2015, the Alliance Française de Maseru hosted the exhibition Women in
Resistance (WIR) by French photographer Pierre-Yves Ginet. Twelve photographic portraits and written profiles of Basotho women sponsored by Vodacom Lesotho Foundation were displayed alongside Pierre-Yves Ginet’s work.

In November 2015, the twelve portraits moved to the Morija Museum and Archives (MMA), where the WIR exhibition was officially reopened in partnership with the
Vodacom Lesotho Foundation and The Hub. With support from the Vodacom Lesotho Foundation, the texts of the twelve portraits were translated into Sesotho, so that the inspiring stories of the women profiled could be accessible in both languages.

In 2016, eleven members of The Hub were trained in the basics of portrait
photography and journalistic writing. They worked in pairs to photograph and interview six inspiring women in Morija. These six profiles were then added to the original WIR exhibition.

About Vodacom Lesotho Foundation

Vodacom Lesotho has been operating in Lesotho since 1996. In its 20 years of
operation, the company has invested over M1 Billion in technology and
communications infrastructure in the country.

In 2009, the company established the Vodacom Lesotho Foundation, with the aim to develop a more focused strategy to invest into the communities that Vodacom Lesotho services.

The Foundation is mandated to invest in critical areas of development, in line with the Government of Lesotho’s national strategic development plan. Since 2009, the
Vodacom Lesotho Foundation has invested a total of close to M7 Million in the areas of health, education, social welfare, gender equity & women empowerment, youth empowerment, sports, and cultural development.

The Foundation, in partnership with Vodafone Foundation, its mother company, has committed to invest a further M100 million into Lesotho over the next 5 years, in the areas of entrepreneurship and economic development, education, and health.

 

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