Who we are and what we do


Dolen connects two small countries at opposite ends of our world – Wales and Lesotho.

We bring people together from both countries who want to make lasting positive change in their communities.

They are individuals whose energy and dedication burns bright, creating brighter futures for those around them.

"In health, education, environment and religion the partnership with Wales has been a shining source of inspiration and hope to our people."

Kenneth Tsekoa, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lesotho


What we do

Wales and Lesotho may be thousands of miles apart,  but across both small countries there are wonderful shining stars.  These stars are the professionals - in healthcare, teaching and other areas- who are dedicated to building better lives and stronger communities.

We bring these stars together to form great networks of people- because together, across Wales and Lesotho, we shine brighter

One of our stars in Sion.  He is a teacher who has spent time in Lesotho over the last two years.  He ran numeracy workshops for teachers to help them bring understanding to their learners and make numbers exciting!  And they shared their approaches with him. 

The light Sion spread in Lesotho is getting brighter by the day because his new friends and colleagues share these new approaches with hundreds of other teachers across their district.  Sion took this light back to Wales with him, bringing fresh inspiration and insight to global citizenship in Wales.

This the way we work - whether it is with health workers, teachers. communities. We bring knowledge, learning and ideas together which is shared and spread across communities in Lesotho and here in Wales.


Do you want to come and shine with us?


Where are we based?

Our UK office is in Cardiff but we work with communities and professionals across the whole of Wales.

Latest Stories

I , Clement Lekanyane and my school Mokhotlong LEC Primary School are linked to Richmond Park Primary School in Carmarthenshire, Wales - here is a video about our recent project #NothingAboutusWithoutUs funded by the Connecting Classrooms hrough Global Learning Programme  

Latest News

With sadness we report the death of Professor Glyn O. Phillips, who was instrumental in helping give direction to Dolen Cymru in the early days.  With his support Dolen established our first office in the International Centre at NEWI, Wrexham in 1986. It is sad to note the departure of one...

Dolen in conjunction with volunteers from the Betsi Quthing Partnership has  been successful in gaining two grants for a project with the Family Medicine Speciality Training Program in Leribe. The FMSTP is the only postgraduate training for doctors in Lesotho, and currently has 11 senior doctors on it, who are all...

Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as Lesotho's prime minister following the resignation of his embattled predecessor, Thomas Thabane. Thabane's decision to step down on Tuesday came amid mounting pressure over a case in which he and his current wife are suspected of involvement in the 2017 murder of his...

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