Greetings from the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho!My name is Jenn Baker and I’m the newest Touching Tiny Lives Fellow.I first stumbled upon TTL while taking a vacation from my work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland in April 2012.I was smitten with the organization, its mission and the safe home full of infants and toddlers always ready for some additional cuddling or playtime.I had the good fortune to spend a couple of months here at the end of last year and I left with the knowledge that I’d be returning for a full year as the next fellow.I am honored and excited to return and work alongside some of the most motivated, caring and friendly people in Mokhotlong.I look forward to sharing this journey with the local staff, fellows, volunteers and other visitors that cross our threshold during my time here.
I feel so fortunate to draw inspiration from both my co-workers and from the dramatic mountain landscape that surrounds us:Waterfalls that trickle and roar feeding the cold streams and rivers that snake their way through the valleys they carved; sunsets that play with the mountain contours and clouds to create dramatic images full of vivid colors not found in any box of crayons and a night sky that mesmerizes with its abundance of stars, shooting and stationary.
This next year, like the mountains and valleys of Lesotho, will be full of highs and lows.I look forward to the journey.Thank you for sharing this adventure.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.~Helen Keller
The TTLF Fellow is a representative of the North American organisation The Tiny Lives Foundation. Based for one year in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, the TTLF Fellow serves in an administrative support capacity for the Basotho charity TTL.