Hope for the Orphans is an Irish project run by Liberty Church supporting orphaned vulnerable children in Lesotho. To date that support has involved sending out teams of Irish volunteers to work with the Pulane Children’s Centre, an orphanage based in the mountains of Lesotho and caring for more than 90 children. There are 220,000 Orphans in Lesotho within a population where approximately 1 in 4 people are infected with HIIV/AIDS. Hope for the Orphans is on a journey towards establishing new projects and supports to help these vulnerable children.
The Hope for the Orphans project in Lesotho is probably best described as a journey. On this page you’ll find pictures, thoughts, articles, videos and blog posts; all snapshots of the journey we find ourselves on as we do our best to make a difference in the lives of the orphans of Lesotho.Even though we don’t know exactly where we’re going we’re enjoying the journey! Check back often to see how we’re getting on!
We had our first team meeting tonight for the 2016 trip! Having witnessed first-hand the need for continued improvement and support, we are determined to continue supporting the Pulane Children’s Centre by organising a return visit to the centre in May 2016. While our 2013 trip focused predominantly on construction, this time around we are increasing […]
Its been a few weeks since Chris and I travelled out to Lesotho on our fact finding trip. We’ve had a lot to think about. The Scope of the Need The major thing we were hit with was the massive scope of the need that exists in Lesotho when it comes to supporting orphaned children. […]
On the last night of our trip to Lesotho I got a message from Ciaran Staunton, who has been instrumental to say the least in how far we have come on our journey. The message said that the Lesotho Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mr. Paramente Phamotse, would like to meet us! So this morning Chris, Ciaran and I made […]
Today was our last day at Pulane Children’s Center (for this trip anyway) and what a day. We had lunch with Jill (the amazing woman who runs the centre) and a couple of American girls (a girl working with the peace core in a local school and her friend who was visiting her), Chris got […]
Chris and I have gotten to spend the last couple of days with the incredible kids at Pulane. I’m not sure what to say about them really except that they’ve stolen my heart Have a look at some of the videos here and you’ll see why.
A quick guided tour of our accommodation at Pulane Children’s Centre.
Today was our first day at the Pulane Children’s centre. We arrived last night after a long drive from Masseru. This place is in a spectacular setting on a side of a mountain in the middle of nowhere! We settled into our Mokhoro (a stone and straw hut) which was surprisingly comfortable, barbequed something to […]
Yesterday afternoon we drove through breathtaking scenery all the way from Quachas Nek to Maseru stopping about half way at a town called Moyeni where we met with Tshedy, a local town planner who let us know all about her region and what services there were there for orphans. We stayed in luxury at the […]
We’ve arrived in Lesotho! It’s been a bit of an adventure. Chris and I left Dublin yesterday morning and took an 8 hour flight to Dubai followed by another 8 hour flight to King Shaka Airport in Durban. From there we picked up our hired Jeep and hit the road for Matatielle, a town on […]