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Peace Corps Lesotho Welcome Book | AUGUST 2011, JUNE 2013 CCD lswb632

Peace Corps Lesotho Welcome Book | AUGUST 2011, JUNE 2013 CCD lswb632

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Peace Corps Lesotho Welcome Book | AUGUST 2011, JUNE 2013 CCD
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Current Peace Corps/Lesotho programming is based on community development goals that
place Volunteers in the education, community health, and economic development sectors
with a special emphasis on HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

Education Volunteers are assigned to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to
strengthen the quality of education through the deployment of English teachers in secondary
schools and resource teachers in both early childhood care centers and primary schools.

Secondary education Volunteers provide English, math, and science classroom instruction and
assist in developing critical thinking skills through innovative teaching methods.

Resource teachers work with their counterparts to equip teachers and caregivers in primary
schools and early childhood education centers with skills to enable them to use innovative
and appropriate teaching methodologies, enhancing their classroom management skills and
applying principles of gender equity in their teaching practices.

Education Volunteers also teach life skills, help establish functional school and community
libraries, and assist communities in mitigating the effects of HIV/AIDS.

The community health and economic development project (CHED) helps to develop an
economically productive society capable of effectively dealing with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers
focus on preventing and mitigating the effects of HIV/AIDS, strengthening community-based
organizations and working in the areas of youth development, skills promotion, and business
and economic development.

CHED Volunteers also promote better services for orphans and vulnerable children, help
organizations and groups mobilize resources and community support to improve food security,
and teach at skills training centers.

The AIDS epidemic strikes across all social strata in Lesotho. Illness and disability drain family
income and force the government of Lesotho and donors to redirect limited resources from
other priorities. The fear and uncertainty AIDS causes has led to increased domestic violence
and the stigmatizing of people living with HIV/AIDS, isolating them from friends and family

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and cutting them off from economic opportunities. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will
confront these issues on a very personal level. It is important to be aware of the high
emotional toll that disease, death, and violence can have on Volunteers. As you strive to
integrate into your community, you will develop relationships with local people who might die
during your service. Volunteers need to prepare themselves to embrace these relationships in
a sensitive and positive manner. You will need to utilize supportive resources available
throughout your training and service to maintain your own emotional strength so you can
continue to be of service to your community.

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COUNTRY OVERVIEW:

LESOTHO AT A GLANCE

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