Children from all ten districts in Lesotho are placed at Mants'ase Children's Home by the Ministry of Social Development and when it is advisable to do so, we make every effort to reunite the children with their families.
This is not an easy task. First we have to find the families, then visit them to find out about their circumstances. If their circumstances permit and they are willing to meet the child, then the reunification process begins.
When all goes well this process takes approximately one year during which the child is taken to visit his/her family and also receives regular counselling with a social worker.
There is a lot of travelling involved, from Qacha's Nek to Mokhotlong, Semonkong to Butha-Buthe, all over the country. And while it is possible to drive to many of the family homes, it is not always possible. An extreme example is one child's family home which is a three hour walk from the end of the road.
Not all of our children can be reunited with their families, particularly if they were placed at Mants'ase because they were victims of abuse. And a number of our children do not have close family members who are still living.
While all the children at Mants'ase are loved, your donation will help us continue (where possible and advisable) to reunite children with their own loving families.