The Official Website of
The Mophato oa Mants'ase Society
building a brighter future for our children
"For the millions of children across Africa who have been orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, the promise of the future lies in the compassionate response of families and community members taking action on their behalf.
Investing in community-based organizations that strengthen the capacity of families to support children in need is one of the most effective ways a donor can make a real difference. We must never forget the importance of family and community in the life of a child."
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
The Mophato oa Mants'ase Society was established in 1979 for the relief of destitute children and was named for the Principal Chief of Taung who gave land for the Society's projects. The Society’s aims are to foster the well being of vulnerable children through their own families wherever possible, and where this is not possible to provide residential care for as long as it may be needed.
Traditionally in Basotho culture the extended family cares for any relatives in need of assistance but during the 1970s poverty caused this system to begin breaking down. According to recent estimates the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Lesotho is one of the highest in the world. With the number of orphans in Lesotho ever increasing resources to care for them are constantly being stretched.
The Mophato oa Mants'ase Society recognizes the complexity of the situation as it continues to do all it can to help protect children from neglect, abuse, and the deprivation of their basic needs.