When: Thur, September 15
Join us for a Casino fundraiser to build a road to the school in Mopeli, Lesotho, Africa. This road will provide a dry and even surface for the kids to walk to school, the school to receive necessary supplies for the kids, PLUS, the school will then be a Clinic for health care to over 12,000 residents. Have fun playing BlackJack, Craps, texas hold ‘em or 21 at El rio. Any amount of money will buy you chips so you can play in any or all of the games. All proceeds benefit the “Road to Mopeli” in Lesotho, Africa.
About this Peace Corps Partnership Project:
The village of Tabola, in Leribe, Lesotho, would like to connect Mopeli Primary School to electricity and build a brick road from the main tarred road to the school. We are hoping to do these two things in order to help Tabola and ten other surrounding villages with a medical facility and educational improvements. The lines for electricity come right up to the edge of one of our buildings, so connecting to the school should not be difficult. When Mopeli was built, the piping for electrical wiring was included in each building, as were wall outlets. We have been offered help from three electrical engineers who are willing to donate their time for this installation. With electricity and a paved road, will come an enormous amount of benefits for all the villages
in this area:
- Light for the children while they are in school.
- Our ability to hold after-school classes for herds boys and servant girls who are presently unable to attend school.
- Our ability to hold after-school adult education classes.
- Our ability to offer H.I.V./Aid’s workshops for all who want to attend.
- Our ability to offer support groups for orphans, vulnerable children, those with H.I.V./Aid’s and those who are in some way affected y H.I.V./Aid’s.
- Our ability to extend the hours of our community library so that people of all ages can come during the evening.
- Our ability to make Mopeli a community center, a place where people from all the villages may come for meetings, gatherings, feasts and celebrations of all sorts.
- Physically handicapped people will be able to get to our school.
- We will purchase a photocopy machine that could be accessed by anyone in the community for a small fee.
- And last, but certainly NOT LEAST, our ability to offer an extension to the St Rose Health Clinic, located in Peka. They have offered to come at least one day a week to service our villages’ needs. (Please note that our eleven villages have NO medical services at the moment…no hospital, Dr.’s office…not even a nurse!)
The road to Mopeli is horrendous. It is really more like a rocky cow path than a road. During the rainy season, the road fills with water and is virtually impassable for vehicles. The children have to either wade or hop rocks to get to school. A brick road would help all coming to visit our community center, especially the physically disabled.