Similarly, ten years encompasses a full decade of successes and learning opportunities for a growing organisation and Touching Tiny Lives is no exception. The achievement is worthy of celebration. Fortunately, TTL knows how to party in style.
On the last chilly, windy morning in May, Mokhotlong turned out for a fun walk through the main street of town from the Senqu Hotel to TTL’s front door where a series of speakers – beginning with our own ‘M’e Nthabeleng Lephoto – recounted TTL’s remarkable history and extolled some highlights of significant progress to date:
- Over 1,400 children have received TTL services since 31 May 2004.
- More than 260 critically ill children have been rehabilitated under the watchful eyes of the Safe Home staff.
- TTL has proudly graduated 800-plus clients from the program after the child has attained stable and sufficient weight gain and development.
- Our services extend to 11 health clinic catchment areas.
Best of all, we set aside some time to honour one of TTL’s most dedicated employees, ‘M’e Mathabang, whose hard work and unfailingly positive attitude have made the TTL Safe Home such a lively and welcoming environment for clients, staff, and visitors.
Representatives from major partners and donors arrived to show their support and to call for a continuation of TTL’s good work in Mokhotlong and Thaba-Tseka districts.
But of course, no celebration would be complete without food, music, and DANCE!
Guests enjoyed a community lunch, courtesy of TTL staff, and still more dancing continued long into the evening.
The next milestone birthday may be some time off, but the euphoria of ten years will probably last quite a while. Thanks to all of oursupporters who have stood by us over the years. We are proud of the services we deliver and are grateful that through your generosity, such quality care is made possible.
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.