|Top to bottom: Fortunate Gunzo, L2L volunteer, Tsela
Mapeshoane, Project Manager, and Locadia Tenene,
Nohana Primary School teacher, work on writing grants
at a workshop in Mohale's Hoek, Lesotho, 2011.
(Photos by Cecily Salmon)
Last year, we arranged for two project leaders, two teachers, and a project volunteer to take a 2-day grant-writing workshop. (Our project participants were sponsored at the workshop by the Maseru Rotary Club.)
A few months later, with the help of Peace Corps Volunteer Delia Helie, they wrote a grant application for the purchase of 44 XO laptops to start a program at another school, Kokobe Primary School. The grant was successful and awarded to Laptops to Lesotho by an anonymous international foundation we have been working closely with.
We're now approaching the deadline for new grant applications for 2013. Project Leader Matlabe Teba is working again with the teachers to write a grant to expand the solar-powered electrical system at their school, Nohana Primary School. This will accommodate the 50 Dell laptops donated earlier this year by Pueblo West High School.
|Project Leader Matlabe Teba (second from left) attending grant-writing
workshop in September 2011.