Int'l Education Week 2015
Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Pelletreau opened the Lesotho Education Fare at American Corner Maseru, November 20, 2015. The event commemorated International Education and was attended by over 300 students to explore possibilities of U.S. college study.
Building Entrepreneurship in Lesotho
The Embassy hosted two events for young Basotho entrepreneurs on Tuesday 16th and Thursday, November 19th to commemorate Global Entrepreneurship Week. One event was a live web chat on alternative means of raising capital, and the second session explored niche industries for the local economy two days later. These sessions were hosted at American Corner Maseru.
Lending a Hand in Economic Development
Political/Economic Officer Dan Kobayashi spoke at the Stakeholder Workshop for the Formulation of Lesotho's National Trade Policy in Maseru on September 1, a joint initiative of the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) to increase trade efficiency and enhance economic growth in Lesotho.
The U.S. government in partnership with the Ministry of Health, through the implementing partner Jhpiego, have achieving the milestone of over 100,000 safe Voluntary Medical Male Circumcisions (VMMC) in Lesotho as part of the fight against HIV/AIDS. Prince Seeiso of Lesotho is encouraging more men to get circumcised.ALSO: Video
28 Basotho Journalists Get Training
We partnered with the Media Institute of Southern Africa – Lesotho to bring an award-winning American journalist and trainer Lucinda Fleeson to Lesotho for a week-long intensive training on investigative reporting and media professionalism, November 2 – 6, 2015. 28 journalists from print, television, radio and electronic took part. Ambassador Matt Harrington and Minister of Communications Khotso Letsatsi opened the workshop.