We, as the Thabo Makhetha brand, hope to raise a minimum of R30 000 which will go towards our selected NGO: Health Promotion Lesotho @ Maluti Adventist College Foundation.
As a mother of a two-year-old boy, our founder, Thabo Makhetha-Kwinana was recently confronted with the traumatic ordeal of having to rush her son – suddenly experiencing a series of uncharacteristic fits – to the hospital. Fortunately, Thabo made it to the hospital in time where her son was quickly stabilised and was able to receive the correct medical attention he needed.
After her son’s near-fatal ordeal, Thabo made the realisation that there are so many mothers who live in rural areas and/or may come from impoverished backgrounds that would not have received the kind of medical facilities and education she was so fortunate to have obtained in her time of need. It was in this vein that Thabo – a Lesotho-native herself - decided to link arms and lend her support to the Health Promotion Lesotho @ Maluti Adventist College Foundation.
This organisation operates under the umbrella of the Health Promotion South Africa Trust, providing information and training in the field of hygiene, health and the prevention of diseases in underprivileged communities. Thousands of people, especially children, still die every year due to poor knowledge of hygiene and disease prevention.
The R30 000 raised for Health Promoters Lesotho will go towards assisting the NGO in creating an “army” of Health Promoters in the many villages of the Kingdom of Lesotho. Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho is the Patron of the Health Promoters in Lesotho.
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About Thabo Makhetha
Thabo Makhetha is a luxury women's wear brand best known for its Kobo ea Bohali collection of jackets, capes and coats made from authentic Basotho blankets and drawing inspiration from the designers Basotho heritage. The brands work has sparked global interest in the Basotho blankets, and this has seen the brand showcase in Vancouver, London, Milan and Johannesburg. In 2014 Thabo Makhetha-Kwinana was awarded the Impact Award for Design and in 2016 the starburst coat was nominated for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa.
About Health Promoters
The mission of Health Promotion South Africa Trust (HPSA), a registered non-profit organisation, is to educate and promote health and well-being at the individual and community level in South Africa. HPSA operates in vulnerable communities, where adults, adolescents and children are taught essential information and practical skills on how to prevent disease and live a healthy lifestyle. We teach in community centres, in schools, in crèches, in churches and in commercial centres. Since the majority of our target population is women and girls, we also offer other workshops, when requested, such as dealing with violence and rape, parenting skills, and teenage pregnancy.
HPSA earned Barack Obama’s Presidential endorsement in 2016
HPSA has been affiliated with the United Nations since 9 May 2019