We need your support as we work to build flourishing communities in Lesotho.
Apart from donating or organising a local fundraising event, there are many other ways to help support our work in Lesotho.
Action Lesotho Bookshop
Action Lesotho has a second hand bookshop in The Mall, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Three things come to mind- a great selection of books, affordable prices, and a pleasant, welcoming environment to browse and explore books at your ease.
All of these are on offer at our bookshop in Tralee. With nearly 10,000 books to choose from, across a comprehensive range of subjects- covering areas that include popular fiction; thrillers; classics; art; travel; business; self-help; gardening; cookery, children’s; young adults and antiquarian- it is definitely worth a visit.
The shop is run solely by our volunteer staff, who keep our costs low by dedicating their time and effort to its operation. As a result, in 2015 we made a contribution of €23,000 from book sales to our projects in Lesotho. Some of our more popular categories include children’s books and recently ‘Blind date with a book’ where payment is made by donation to our Breakfast Club box, which provides essential meals for over 70 young children every day.
If you are decluttering your home, emptying the attic, or just getting rid of books that were left to you but you don’t need them, please consider donating them to us. Every €2 or more we get for a book goes a very long way on our community intervention projects, from agriculture to enterprise, all with the aim of breaking the cycle of poverty in Lesotho.
If you would like information about the bookshop, as well as the projects it funds, please feel free to contact Paul on 086 284 3498, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Action Lesotho has no paid staff in Ireland, but we have volunteers with expertise in areas such as International development, agriculture, medicine, education and business. This expertise is utilised to inform our policies and also to mentor staff in Lesotho. Help is also needed with areas such as fundraising and financial oversight in Ireland. If you feel you have relevant expertise and would like to volunteer in Ireland, please contact us via email@example.com
Action Lesotho sends a limited number of volunteers to Lesotho, but volunteer involvement is encouraged when a specific role has been identified that meets local needs and where a volunteer from Lesotho or overseas has the required skills to meet that need. Our basic requirement is that volunteers have the ability to pass on skills which are relevant to one of our programmes in Lesotho. Typically our volunteers are either professionals (working or retired) or post-graduate students. Examples of volunteers roles to date have include training people to become English teachers, teaching carers to provide physiotherapy to disabled children, delivering woodwork classes to unemployed adults and passing on practical craft skills e.g. spinning. Applicants wishing to volunteer in Lesotho should contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Pippa Kearon, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To view or download a copy of Comhlámh’s volunteer charter by which Action Lesotho abides click Volunteer Charter. For general information about volunteering in the development sector overseas, visit Comhlámh’s website and see the section on Volunteering Options.