Lesotho is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. It also has the world’s second highest prevalence of HIV (23.2%) and more than 160,000 children have been orphaned. This has had a devastating impact on family and community structures, and has dramatically held back the country’s economic development.
K4L transforms the lives of vulnerable young people in Lesotho delivering a wide range of community programmes focused on health, education, life-skills development, gender and employability.
The Laureus supported ‘Good Health & Wellbeing through Football Curriculum’ provides targeted health education specifically designed to engage and motivate youth around the most pressing challenges in Lesotho, including, HIV/AIDS, hygiene and sanitation, nutrition, drug, alcohol and substance misuse and mental health.
Kick4Life has reached more than 250,000 children and young people through a wide range of activities from health education and HIV testing to literacy, mentoring and support towards long-term education and employment. Over 25,000 children have been tested for HIV with more than 1,000 being referred to ongoing medical treatment, counselling and support at their local clinic.