Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, Africa founded the charity Sentebale whose work is to help 1.8 million citizens of Lesotho, Africa. Sentebale means “forget-me-not” in Sesotho, the language of Lesotho. The average life expectancy in Lesotho is approximately 41 years of age, and there are some 488,526 orphans and vulnerable children living in poverty there. Lesotho, a country surrounded by South Africa, has the third highest HIV/Aids outbreaks in Africa and includes over 37,000 children under 14 years of age who are living with aids.
The Starkey Hearing Foundation has global missions and provided hearing aids to persons in Central America & Carribbean, United States, South America, Africa, Europe & Middle East, and Asia & Far East. This weekend Sentebale and the Starkey Hearing Foundation organized their first two day mission and provided 500 children, youth and adults of Lesotho another chance at life by providing them with hearing aids. Without the assistance of these charities, the children’s hopes of improving their lives would be impossible. Over 250 children from the Kananelo Centre for the Deaf, where Prince Harry visited in February this year, were recipients of hearing aids.
Prince Harry own words epitomize the charity’s mission, “Unless we think big, unless we are ambitious, nothing will change.”
Information for this article was obtained from the Sentebale and Starkey Hearing Foundation’s internet web sites.
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