‘This sickness is killing us in so many different ways’: Elders in rural Lesotho reflect on the impacts of Covid-19

This photo essay was part of OSISA’s Numbers as Faces campaign in May, 2021. Download the e-magazine. The interviews were completed in March, 2021. By Leila Hall and Moleboheng Rampou ‘My cousin’s son and his wife got the virus last year,’ recounts 68-year-old ‘Malepekola Moshe, who lives in the remote village of Ha Ramabele inContinue reading “‘This sickness is killing us in so many different ways’: Elders in rural Lesotho reflect on the impacts of Covid-19”

MiLLi* in March 2021

In March 2021, The Hub partnered with MiLLi* to lead three Youth Projects on Power to Empower, capacitating youth with digital, media and information skills to create factual and meaningful content. With MiLLi*, The Hub aims to empower young people to use social media to discuss social and economic development, to learn and teach othersContinue reading “MiLLi* in March 2021”

Skills & Soup

In partnership with Glasswaters Foundation – and in response to Covid-19, schools closing, and food insecurity – The Hub implemented outdoor educational programming and a feeding scheme for children aged 8 and above between June–December 2020. Held twice weekly, Skills & Soup provided nutritious meals for 50 participants, as well as take home food rationsContinue reading “Skills & Soup”

Elders’ Covid-19 Education

In partnership with the British High Commission, The Hub delivered Covid-19 educational sessions for adults and elders in Morija and Matsieng between September – December 2020. The sessions were held at existing gatherings – for instance, at pensioner paydays and society and savings groups. Our trained peer educators held a total of 32 sessions, reachingContinue reading “Elders’ Covid-19 Education”

Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing

From October 10-11, 2020 The Hub hosted Leila Hall for a Weekend Workshop on Creative Writing. She led participants on writing exercises examining the various effects of Covid-19 on society in Lesotho. On Day 2 participants developed their stories and poems around the theme of Covid-19 and its multiple effects on society and individual lives.Continue reading “Weekend Workshop: Creative Writing”