Children at play at the SOS Children's Village Maseru, Lesotho

Around three-quarters of primary age children are enrolled at school in Lesotho.

In Lesotho, there is currently one SOS Nursery and one SOS School. These facilities provide education to children from SOS Villages and from the wider community. Staff members are well trained and the resources available to students are of a high standard.  Below you can read an overview of our education work in Lesotho.

Jacob's Story

Jacob, a former SOS child at Maseru, decided to become a carpenter. But in his spare time he likes to write poetry. Here is an extract from one of his poems: ‘Never Never Never/ Let the children cry. Love, Peace, Prosperity/ On and on we go to face/ The world.’

Find out about our work in Lesotho where we are helping disadvanted children. 

SOS Schools in Maseru

Child sponsorship MaseruThe SOS Nursery at Maseru opened in January 2009 and has five playrooms.

  • The academic performance of the children is generally good, with children over five able to read and write simple three-letter words. New admissions to the nursery attend the SOS clinic for the children to have a physical examination and check they are fit and healthy for school.
  • The school holds a regular open day, where parents are invited to come and see the children’s work.

The SOS Primary School at Maseru has nearly 450 students, with around 80 children coming from the SOS Village.

  • Results at the school are high. Of 45 candidates who recently sat their Primary School Leaving Certificate, 41 received a 1st class pass and four were awarded a 2nd class pass. Nine of the 1st class achievers were among the top ten students nationally.
  • Recently children celebrated Moshoeshoe’s Day, a cultural event and the school held a workshop for environmental issues organised by the Lesotho Durham Link; 110 donated trees were planted around the school by the students.

 Find out more about how we are helping disadvantaged children in Maseru.


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