Tokiso's Story by Jan Jeffrey


I met Tokiso at Phelisanong orphanage, in Lesotho, while working as a Physiotherapist on the International Learning Opportunities Programme in March 2016. I was immediately struck by his smile, he just shined. Mamello, the manager of Phelisanong, told me how he came to the orphanage. She said his teenage mum had a boyfriend who left her pregnant and with HIV. When Tokiso was born he also had HIV and was born disabled. Unable to walk he had no chance to go to school, even though he was a smart boy.

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