Seeds of Hope Program
Bountiful Reaching Higher Programs
For graduated BHF orphans who wish to continue their education at the collegiate level we have developed the Bountiful Hope Reaching Higher Program.
Individual students are encouraged to apply to BHF for assistance. Currently BHF is assisting 2 studnets attend college in Lesotho and in South Africa. Please feel free to make a monetary donation of any size. We would also encourage you to reach out to us via email and or phone to discuss developing individual scholarships for upcoming graduating students.
BH Reaching Beyond Program
When we started 13 years ago, our mission was to help the vulnerable people of Lesotho through education and, if possible, equip them with job skills and economic support. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, BH has been able to provide a small-scale economic development opportunity to ‘Mapoulo Peeane (see below). This opportunity is empowering for the vulnerable in Lesotho (especially women) who can and will create change in their country as they use their talents to inspire hope.
Recent Recipients and Their Goals
Higher Education - Bachelor degree in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering University of Cape Town
Monaheng who is a beneficiary of the BH Seeds of Hope program is currently seeking his Bachelor degree in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Cape Town. He graduated from Leqele High School in 2011. Monaheng was chosen for the Seeds of Hope Program because of his outstanding academic track record, leadership skills, and his vast volunteer work experience.
Monaheng is a true leader and person for others! Bountiful Hope is overjoyed that Monaheng is a part of the Bountiful Hope Family. During holiday breaks from the University he comes to BHF mentorship gatherings and also takes time to speak to his alma mater, Leqele High School. The power of a life who has overcome, provides so much hope to other orphan/vulnerable youth. He is an empowering leader/mentor for the many orphans and vulnerable youth!
Below is an example of some of Monaheng’s Leadership and Volunteer experience:
University of Cape Town player and Team Committee captain, Shawco Volunteer (tutors high school students in Physical Sciences and Math in the townships). Secretary General for the Green Campus Garden Project Initiative, Engineers Without Borders (on Steering Committee), mentor for BHF current orphans/vulnerable youth.
Photo on the right is of Monaheng in his volunteer Shawco Education Shirt (he tutors students 2x per week in the Kensington township in science and math). Shawco is a non-profit group that support the academic and developmental growth of learners that live in underserved areas. Visit the webiste at http://shawco.org/education/ for more information on this outstanding organization that is made up of volunteers who give back to their community changing one life at a time. Way to go Monaheng for being a part of this vital organization.
Monaheng (below) visiting Bountiful Hope office which is located on the peaceful grounds of Beautiful Gate in Maseru Lesotho. During Monaheng’s University holidays he takes his time and energy to come back to his homeland to mentor the orphans and vulnerable. Bountiful Hope’s orphans are blessed to have a fellow orphan who understand their journey take his time to gather with them as now a mentor and guide.
Monaheng also finds time to be on the University of Cape Town Volleyball Team. Monaheng is not just a leader on the UCT team he is a team player on and off the field. Monaheng is involved in several non-profit organizations mentoring, tutoring and leading by example. He believes in clear communication, working with, listening to, and serving along side others. Bountiful Hope is graced to have Monaheng as a mentor for the orphans and vulnerable youth of Lesotho. On holiday breaks from the University he comes back to Lesotho to to mentor the orphans and the vulnerable. He is not just an overcomer he is a leader making a difference in his world right were he is planted.
Catering for Change
‘Mapoulo Peeane is a remarkable, creative, and resilient woman. ‘Mapoulo became a mom as a teenager and lacked any employable skills. She was educated by the Good Shepherd Sisters and learned basic catering and mothering skills at their Center for teen moms. During that time, ‘Mapoulo realized her talents and was determined to go as far as she could in order to provide for her daughter. After graduating, she continued her vocational education on her own and she worked tirelessly to improve her skills. Now, 6 years later, ‘Mapoulo has become a successful caterer in Maseru, even catering to the U.S. Embassy! Being a teen mom, this extraordinary young woman has overcome tremendous odds as well.
Her determination and spirit are truly unique and special. Please keep in mind that we are frequently presented with proposals and it is extremely rare that we act on them. E ither we do not have the funds or the proposal does not meet the standards that we set. ‘Mapoulo is different. She is extraordinary and her goal is to build a business that employs as many vulnerable and marginalized people as possible, including other teen moms. Her work could truly have a far-reaching domino effect.
Thanks to many generous sponsors of the Reaching Beyond Program, in 2016 ‘Mapoulu bought necessary equipment to expand her catering business. ‘Mapoulo is a beacon of hope to other teen moms and to many vulnerable girls in Lesotho.
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