Maletsabisa is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town (UCT), specialising in ICT for Development, as a Faculty for the Future fellow, conducting research in ICT for Health Education. She holds a B.Eng degree in Computer Systems and Networks from the National University of Lesotho (NUL), and an M.Sc in Computer Science from UCT, obtained as a Mandela Rhodes scholar and a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholar. Maletsabisa is a MMMF grantee, Vital Voices Fellow, a One Young World Ambassador and a fellow of the Moremi Initiative for Women`s Leadership in Africa. She is passionate about the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in empowering communities (especially women and youth), and in promoting health and education. Detailed bio at: maletsabisam.me
Lindiwe is currently working as District Quality Improvement Coordinator at University Research Company. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the National University of Lesotho. She has extensive training in HIV-AIDS, has worked with the Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organizations, and Management Sciences for Health providing care and support to children orphaned by HIV&AIDS. She received training on Empowerment of Rural Women in Japan in 2011. She is the 2012 – 2013 Carl Malmberg Fellow from the University of Pittsburgh in the United States, which included an internship at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. Lindiwe also works part-time as a Principal Consultant at Vision Research Company, a Consultancy Firm that builds institutional capacity of local civil society organizations.
Mpeli holds Masters degree in Physics Education from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and a BSc(Ed) in Physics and Mathematics from the National University of Lesotho (NUL). From 2007 to 2010, she worked at Thetsane High School as a High School Physics and Mathematics teacher. Later in 2010 she joined the Department of Physics and Electronics at NUL, where she is currently employed. Having worked with students at both high school and university levels, Miss Takane has seen the need for mentorship programmes for young learners. She believes that through mentorship, students can do well in their studies and become responsible citizens, thus causing her to be more passionate about mentoring young learners.
Lineo completed her degree in Computer Systems and Networks Engineering at the National University of Lesotho, where she developed an interest in Networks Security. To fulfil this interest, she is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Computer Science at the University of South Africa, researching in Wireless Networks Security, while working as an instructor at the National University of Lesotho. Her heart's desire is to touch peoples' lives, bring a positive change and give hope. She believes God has blessed her greatly, and in return, she wishes to give back to the disadvantaged. She grew up and attended schools in the rural villages of Lesotho and knows that there is so much talent there, which just needs to be given a little light so that it can shine.
Pinki is currently pursuing her Masters in Development studies at the University of Johannesburg, focusing on the impact of education in breaking the cycle of poverty and early child marriage in Lesotho. She holds a BA Degree in Social Work from the National University of Lesotho and an Honours Degree in Development Studies from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She is a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow. She is also a member of the Centre for Social Development in Africa at The University of Johannesburg, where she also works as a research assistant. She has experience from the Ministry of Social development in Lesotho, where she worked as a Social Worker for four years. She has a keen interest in issues of community development and is driven by making a difference in the lives of the poor; she is passionate about humanitarian work more so regarding youth, women and children.
Kefiloe is pursuing her PhD in Environmental Humanities at UCT, holds an MSocSci in Social Anthropology and a BA Honors in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town. She also holds a BA in Sociology & Social Anthropology from the National University of Lesotho. She is passionate about humanitarian work, more so regarding women and children. She works with many other institutions in and outside of Lesotho that are geared towards women and children development. She is the acclaimed Wenner-Gren scholar. She has been awarded the NIHSS and Margaret Mcnamara fellowships for her rigorous research and commitment towards women and children. She has an extensive understanding of Culture Dynamics, Knowledge Systems and Behavioral Science.
Limpho grew up in one of the rural villages of Lesotho, at a place called Setleketseng. She experienced many challenges in her childhood and knows how it feels to be a disadvantaged girl child, she knows how it feels to be without hope. She is a professional Nurse and aspires to get into the Public Health field. She is interested in using the investment of her personality (personal skills, academic skills, role modelling, mentorship, experience, talents) to change the lives of people in her sphere of contact to give them a brighter future and a new destiny.
Likhapha is a Canon Collins Scholar, currently studying MBA at Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University. She holds a BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the National University of Lesotho, and currently works as a Systems Security Officer at the Ministry of Finance in Lesotho. Grace is a member of the Executive Committee for Women In Science, Engineering and Technology Lesotho. She is interested in Entrepreneurship as well as motivating women in this field.
Grace also serves as the Co-Director of Livelihood Projects (Entrepreneurship & Training).
Pulane is a Senior Consultant at the Institute of Development Management (IDM), Lesotho Campus. She has been accredited MCIPS by the Chattered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. She participated actively in the Ministry of Finance where she was working as a Procurement Officer for four years. She holds BCom Honors in Economics from the University of Kwazulu Natal and BA Economics from the National University of Lesotho. Pulane has since learned that Economics can deal rigorously with social problems. Her interest in Economics then grew out of concern for improving public policy, both domestic and international, to improve the wellbeing of others, allowing individuals themselves the freedom to achieve their personal aims and to harmonize their individual interests.