By Neo Kolane
In a bid to provide people with information that enables them to make informed decisions, S/He Aspirations Movement has set itself a target to change the lives of at least 500 people in Lesotho this year.
S/He Aspirations Movement was founded by 27-year old Limpho Matlakala and a team of five members in 2009 with the aim of helping minority groups deal with issues of spiritual nurturing, educational support, social empowerment and others.
Matlakala, who hails from Lisemeng 2, Hlotse, in the Leribe district is a public speaker of note and a passionate counsellor who describes herself as naturally proactive person, devoted to the wellbeing of others.
She is a charismatic leader and self-learned counsellor who has dedicated her life to unleashing the potential of people by teaching them about the concepts of life that make it worth living.
Matlakala told theReporter in an interview this week that the S/He Aspirations Movement intends to work hand in glove with other humanitarian organisations and experts; one other their major target groups are youth entrepreneurs.
“We aim to create unity in diversity based on religious beliefs, social status, sexual orientation, difference in culture and nationalities. We host educational and life skills seminars, among others.
“We visit youth gatherings where we mentor them and provide free counselling through sessions and workshops across the country; we do not exclude inmates in correctional facilities.
“We also do charity and empowerment activities, campaigning and part taking in platforms that advocate for inclusiveness and basic rights.”
In addition, Matlakal, said, they conduct online campaigns that help people who are going through different hardships, such as those who have been abused, by directing them to the right people who can help them.
“We have partnered with different organisations, including Barali Foundation, Kopanang Mentorship Initiative and Dress a Child Foundation.”