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    Women in Resistance Campaign Launched

    Ambassador Harrington shares his thoughts on the importance of the rights of women and girls as part of the Opening Ceremony for the Women in Resistance month program sponsored by the Alliance Francaise, May 5, 2015. Click the link for full remarks.

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    U.S. Funds New Medical Male Circumcision Project

    Ambassador Harrington with Minister of Health Dr. Monyamane launched a new medical male circumcision project for Lesotho under the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Through PEPFAR the U.S. government has provided more than $225 million in support to help Lesotho combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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    M-Hoek School Gets New Building

    Ambassador Matthew T. Harrington inaugurated a new classroom building at Fika-La-Ts'oene Primary School, Mohale's Hoek, April 17, 2015. It was constructed through the U.S. Ambassador's Special Self-Help Fund. This $5,400 (approximately M64, 000) has provided instructional space for over 150 students.

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    YALI Fellows At Work: Pt 2

    2014 Washington Fellow Khahliso Khama hosted the first of a planned series of forums to give young Basotho students unprecedented access to working professionals for mentorship in Maseru, April 10, 2015, through her organization 'The Dream Academy'. Mentors were from the media industry.

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    Our YALI Fellows at Work

    PAO Julie McKay and the team visited one of the six Washington Fellows who represented Lesotho in 2014. 'Mantoa Moiloa works at Lesotho Northern Parks; she took the team on a guided tour of the historic Liphofung caves, Botha Bothe, followed by meeting a community group of craft makers that she helped organize.


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Education & Exchange Programs

  • We are now accepting applications for the Fulbright Scholarship and the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship programs from suitably qualified Basotho nationals. Go to our 'Study in the U.S.' tab for eligibility criteria, deadlines and other details.

Lesotho Human Rights Report 2013

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Country Commercial Guide 2013