Providing Lesotho's Children with Keys to the World

This is the story of our efforts to end the vicious cycle of poverty, disease, inadequate education, and early death
in a remote rural community in Lesotho, Africa, by providing quality education and life skills
to the young children there. Join us on our journey ...

Friday, March 25, 2011

HIV/AIDS plus TB - the epidemic strikes one of our teachers

We knew before we went to Nohana Primary School that many of the students were directly affected by the twim epidemics of HIV/AIDS and TB which were devastating Lesotho, tragically having lost one or both parents, and/or being infected at birth.  Now, Matlabe has brought us word that one of the teachers at Nohana Primary has been diagnosed with HIV and TB.  The teacher has left the school and returned to his/her family home for treatment.  (We will not identify the teacher's name or gender to protect his/her right to privacy.)  This brings great sorrow to all of us, and it weighs heavily in our hearts.  It is also a huge blow to our project.  The teacher is skilled with computers and very enthusiastic about passing this knowledge on to the students.

- Janissa

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