Sentebale

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WHO WE ARE

prince-harryWe help the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead aids-awareness-aids-red-ribbon-smiley-emoticon-000509-facebookhealthy and productive lives. Sentebale works with local grassroots organisations to help these children – the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Together, we’re making a big difference to these children’s lives. We can do even more with your help.

Our Mission

To become the leading organisation in the provision of psychosocial support for children living with HIV in Southern Africa.

Our Vision

To work in partnership to transform positively the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

CARE FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN

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  • Sentebale provides support to community-led heart-goldorganisations and families caring for orphans and those living with disabilities.
  • Partners are helped through grants, management support and the provision of training and specialists.

SENTEBALE PROVIDES SUPPORT TO:

  1. Ensure children’s basic needs are met including food, shelter, education, healthcare and love.
  2. Provide specialist care such as psychosocial support and aid for those with disabilities.
  3. Deliver life skills and vocational training to enable children to return to their community and support themselves through life.

MEET NTHABISENG

Nthabiseng is 14 years old and lives at Thuso Children’s Centre for children with multiple girl-circle
Nthabiseng said: “Before I moved to Thuso, I was helpless and sad. I could not bath or feed myself and I often got teased by the other children.”
Since I have been at Thuso, I have learned how to bath myself, play with the other children and even grow vegetables in my own garden! I can even help my aunt and grandmother with the gardening when I go back home for the school holidays.

SUPPORTING CHILDREN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES AND REHABILITATING CHILDREN BACK INTO THEIR COMMUNITIES

prince-harry4Sentebale provides support to community-led organisations to enable them to provide appropriate care, health and 4q5sewkeducation to Lesotho’s most vulnerable children and young people. These organisations have been able to develop strong links with communities to enable economic empowerment, family reunification, community based rehabilitation and family mentoring.

Nthabiseng said: Before I moved to Thuso, I was helpless and sad. I could not bath or feed myself and I often got teased by the other children.

Since I have been at Thuso, I have learned how to bath myself, play with the other children and even grow vegetables in my own garden! I can even help my aunt and grandmother with the gardening when I go back home for the school holidays.

Get Involved!

There are many ways you can get involved and support Sentebale, from the simple to the adventurous and the downright heroic. What will you do?

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Virgin Money London Marathon – 23rd April 2017

As a fundraising event, there is no marathon in the world that comes close to the London virginMarathon. One of the dominant images of the race is that of thousands clad in fancy-dress, tramping the cobbles in support of charitable causes. It is the largest fundraising event in the world.

The course starts in the beautiful Greenwich Park and takes you past some of London’s most famous sights including Cutty Sark, Canary Wharf, Tower of London, and the Millennium Wheel before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace on the Mall.

  1. Registration Fee: £50
  2. Fundraising Target: £2,000
  3. Benefits:
  • A Sentebale Running Vest
  • A fundraising pack full of helpful tips and ideas to help you reach your target
  • Ongoing support from the Sentebale fundraising team

To register your interest for 2017, please get in touch! sign-up

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation contributes to a society that remembers its pasts, listens to all its voices, and pursues social justice in order to promote peace, human rights and democracy.

About the Nelson Mandela Foundation

red-rose-flippedOn 18 November 2013, South African President Jacob Zuma opened the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, official home of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Johannesburg

The Nelson Mandela Foundation was established in 1999 when its Founder, Mr Nelson Mandela, stepped down as the President of South Africa.

mandellaMr Mandela was South Africa’s first democratically elected President. On 9 May 1994, soon after our landmark election results were in, he was unanimously elected President by South Africa’s new Members of Parliament.

The next day, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was sworn in at an inauguration ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. He vowed to serve only one term as President, and in 1999 he stepped down to make way for President Thabo Mbeki.

Soon after Mr Mbeki was inaugurated as President on 16 June 1999, Mr Mandela was on the telephone to rally his staff for the new tasks ahead. They had to remind him they no longer worked for him, and so the Nelson Mandela Foundation was born. As Mr Mandela’s post-presidential office, it provided the base for his charitable work, covering a wide range of endeavours: from building schools to HIV/AIDS work, from research into education in rural areas to peace and reconciliation interventions.

pink_smiley_face_Five years later, the Foundation began its transition into an organisation focused on memory, dialogue and legacy work. A comprehensive refurbishment of the Foundation’s building provided it with an appropriate physical home, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The Centre was opened on 18 November 2013, three years to the day after Mr Mandela last used the building as his office.

Founding principles of the Nelson Mandela Foundation

  • mandella2The creation, establishment, protection and judge-smiley-emoticonpreservation of a Centre of Memory about Mr Mandela, which contains an archive of the life and times, works and writings of the Founder
  • Convening dialogue around critical social issues, including particular issues regarding human rights and democracy, in order to contribute to a just society
  • The promotion of, or engaging in, philosophical activities, including discussion regarding issues pertaining to human rights and democracy
  • The raising of funds in furtherance of the Trust’s objectives
  • The provision of support services to or the promotion of the common interests of public benefit organisations.

Vision

A society that remembers its past, listens to all its voices, and pursues social justice.

Mission

To contribute to the making of a just society by promoting the legacy of Nelson Mandela, providing an integrated public information resource on his life and times, and convening dialogue around critical social issues.

Core work

To deliver to the world an integrated and dynamic information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela, and promote the finding of sustainable solutions to critical social problems through memory-based dialogue interventions.

Mandela Day

mandella3Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in smile_118recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly.

It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”.

It is more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy; it is a global movement to honour his life’s work and to change the world for the better.

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HBO’s Normal Heart a tale of AIDS, anguish

Larry Kramer’s play about the disease’s rise in the 1980s is finally adapted for the screen

Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo, left, with Taylor Kitsch) tries desperately to raise awareness of AIDS in The Normal Heart. Photograph by: Bell Media
Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo, left, with Taylor Kitsch) tries desperately to raise awareness of AIDS in The Normal Heart.
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MONTREAL — Better late than never: Almost 30 years after Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart hit the New York stage and three years after its Tony Award-winning revival on Broadway, this powerhouse piece about the beginnings of a disease, initially referred to as “the gay cancer,” has finally come to the screen. Albeit the small screen, where it premières Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO Canada.

The film vividly and poignantly recounts the rise of AIDS in New York in the early 1980s. But this semi-autobiographical account — playwright Kramer is HIV-positive — is far more than a painfully graphic reminder of the horrors of AIDS. It also deals with the enormous difficulty in trying to make the public and government aware and to raise funds for research and treatment, and it touches on the infighting among gay activists regarding how best to convey their message.

Much credit must go to Emmy Award-winning director Ryan Murphy (Eat Pray Love, Glee, American Horror Story). Not just for this riveting adaptation, but for getting the project off the ground in the first place. With various players — including Barbra Streisand — involved in trying to bring the play to the screen, Murphy purchased the rights four years ago.

The Normal Heart focuses on writer Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo), who seems to be a thinly veiled version of Kramer. A volcanic character to say the least, Weeks is alarmed when he notices that members of New York’s gay community are not only being afflicted with this as-yet-unknown disease, but are dying.

Not that its ravages haven’t hit home for him already, but when his boyfriend, New York Times reporter Felix Turner (Matt Bomer), develops symptoms, Weeks is devastated and becomes desperate trying to rally apathetic folk of all stripes to the cause.

Weeks finds at least one important ally: physician Emma Brookner (Julia Roberts), who can relate to feeling isolated. She has been confined to a wheelchair as a result of another virus, polio. Weeks and Brookner are put into the role of crusaders, trying to prevail upon the gay community to “forgo sex,” or at least to take proper precautions. It is, initially, a tough sell for a community that wants to let loose after feeling shackled for so long.

Weeks and friends form the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), one of the first advocacy groups for HIV prevention, but there is even dissension in the ranks regarding whether they should use “gay” in the name, for fear of alienating the public.

The tension builds as Weeks finds himself battling other members of the GMHC, particularly investment banker Bruce Niles (Taylor Kitsch), who remains closeted. Trying to mediate is gay activist Tommy Boatwright (Jim Parsons).

In the midst of these squabbles, they have to deal with increasing prejudice from the outside: doctors refusing to examine AIDS patients, pilots refusing to fly them, even technicians refusing to fix their TVs.

As his partner Turner founders, Weeks is at his wit’s end. He tries to explain his frustration to his lawyer brother, Ben (Alfred Molina): “Nobody gives a s–t that we’re dying.” He also informs Ben that he will not speak to him again until Ben accepts him as “a healthy equal.” continue reading »» BY BILL BROWNSTEIN, THE GAZETTE MAY 22, 2014 – The Normal Heart premières Sunday, May 25 at 9 p.m. on HBO Canada.

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