Providing Lesotho's Children with Keys to the World

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in a remote rural community in Lesotho, Africa, by providing quality education and life skills
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Friday, April 1, 2011

A letter from FIPE's Jack Wilson to Matlabe Teba

Dear friend Matlabe,

A famous 19th century Scottish poet, novelist, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, “Life is a series of farewells”. That presumes, of course, that life is also a series of “Hellos”.
Saying “Hello” to you two weeks ago was a pleasure, and your presence in our midst and in my company has been a source of joy the entire time. Many people have told me how favorably they were impressed by your smile, cordial demeanor, and warm personality. You have graced our community and markedly enhanced the favor in which FIPE is held.
You return to your home and your people knowing that some Americans who had never heard of Lesotho now feel they have a friend there. Bettie, Sherrie, and Hamp join me in gratitude for the great gift you have given us. Please know you will remain forever in our hearts and memories.
In gratitude and friendship,


W. Jackson Wilson

from the President Emeritus

1 comment:

  1. It is hard not to like Entate Matlaube. I met him back in November and spent more than three weeks with him and the teachers at Nohana Primary School. I miss his smile and his laugh. I am glad he had such a good time in America and made such a positive impression on everyone. Yet, I am not surprised. Matlaube is a wonderful Ambassador for Lesotho and his community.


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