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    Lesotho COVID Appeal

    Our friends in Lesotho are really worried.  They need help now to fight the rapid spread of coronavirus in the country. 

    We know how frightening this pandemic has been. Imagine having little protection and no vaccine in sight until April at the earliest.

    This is the reality for health workers in Lesotho- the tiny landlocked country in southern Africa.

    As COVID rates soar, hospitals are full and limited funds to buy even the basic protection.

    Will you help us keep them safe?






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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

Meet Relebohile, she has kindly shared her story with us about her time during lockdown and how she has got to where she is now....she is an engaged, enthusiastic and innovative student teacher specialising in Maths and Science. Listen to her amazing story here:

https://www.mixcloud.com/Dolen_Cymru/ccgl-case-study-2021/ Listen to Ntate Clement from Mokhotlong present to teachers in Nigeria this week, sharing his experience of partnering with Richmond Park Primary School in Wales. During lockdown Dolen has helped facilitate online training for Basotho teachers in partnership with the British Council South Africa. We are now sharing our...

  Basotho Elders believe the remains of ancestors possess special powers which shape their traditional way of life, but shaking old bones to bring rain may not be enough to shelter them from the technological torrent driving them forward into the digital age. Journey of Bones ‘. . .  these...

Latest News

The Lesotho Red Cross team led by Moeketsi Lethoko carried out First Aid and First Responder training for police and correctional officers in Thaba Tseka in December 2020. The training included enhanced resuscitation skills as well as responding to local training needs and included basic fire safety and response.

Read the round up of 2020's trials and tribulations from the Lesotho Rugby coaches' perspectives.

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