Higherlife Foundation has officially handed over renovated facilities at the Reitumetse Children`s Home in Lesotho.
The renovations covered dormitories and toilets at the facility, which about 60 children call home.
In addition to funding the renovations, Higherlife Foundation provided direct support to the children supported through the facility, including by paying school fees.
Run by the Sisters of Holy Names, under the Roman Catholic Church, the home provides shelter, food and clothing to orphaned children drawn from across Lesotho.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Higherlife Foundation Executive Director, Ms Petronella Maramba, said supporting Reitumetse Children`s Home went to the core of the foundation’s work.
“As an organisation, we believe everyone deserves a comfortable and healthy living environment, especially children,” said Ms Maramba.
Ms Maramba commended the Sisters of the Holy Names for their continued support towards orphaned children since 1984.
“We are proud to partner with the Sisters of Holy Names, who have been working for nearly 40 years to support orphaned children in Lesotho,” Ms Maramba said.
Besides the renovations, Higherlife Foundation paid for repairs on the tractor owned by Reitumetse Children`s Home and delivered aricultural inputs. These are expected to help the home grow its own food throughout the year, while selling excess produce.
Sister Sylvia, who manages the home, said Higherlife Foundation`s support has made it easier for them to care for the children.
“I thank Econet Telecomms Lesotho and HLF for their continued presence and ensuring that they never miss school due to lack of funds to pay fees. Our children are always well-presented in clean uniforms,” she said.