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 ...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Local Project Leader Meets with Foundation Representative

Project Leader Matlabe Teba met with the representative of one of our major funders (who prefers to remain anonymous) on Tuesday in Mohale's Hoek, Lesotho, to discuss the status of the project and a possible grant proposal for expanding the solar electricity at Nohana Primary School.  This expansion is needed for the 50 Dell laptops donated by Pueblo West High School in Colorado.

They also met with Ivan Yaholnitsky, of Bethel Business & Community Development Center, who installed the solar power at Nohana Primary School in 2011, to discuss details and costs of the electrical system.  His estimate for this system expansion is M108,000 (about $12,500).

I haven't heard any details yet, but from Matlabe's email, it sounds like the meeting went very well, and the foundation representative is interested in the grant proposal.

- Janissa