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By cralan deutsch on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 3:35 pm: Edit Post

Hi folks,

I was in Lesotho last month and collected some letters for Kevin O'Keefe (95-97) from the Thaba-Tseka FTC. Does anybody know where i can send them?

Cralan (95-97)

By twagner129 on Thursday, March 14, 2002 - 12:51 pm: Edit Post

So that it will never be lost, I offer the following list of trainees and instructors for the Lesotho II Educational Program in New York City in 1969. While in NY City we stayed at the Hotel Paris, Language training was in Monroe, NY at the Monte Carlo Hotel, and teachers training was at Columbia University Teachers College, with practice teaching in the NY City Public and private schools. The Lesotho II Educatonl Program was from 1970-1972.
List of Trainees:

Jean Brinich
Ken Castrop
Mark Catron (did not serve)
Pete Daniels
George Eckenrode
Rick Freeman
Lynne Freeman
Frank Heynick (did not serve)
Gail Hughes
Mike Levin
Jim Lind
Alan Paulson (did not serve)
Mike Peterson
Richard Pokorny (did not serve)
Martin Schiralli
Jeff Stevens
Terry Wagner (me)
Tom Witte

Basuto Instructors:

Jimmie Jessie
Elton Khuele
Lerotholi Makhaola
Tsietsie Mokabung
Armandus Taole

American Instructors & Staff:

Dean Casperson
Bonnie Tyler
John Reddy
Lee Jennings
Ron Mack
Rebecca Schwarting
Melissa Roth (beautiful Melika)

By SECID on Wednesday, May 08, 2002 - 2:10 pm: Edit Post

SECID, the Southeast Consortium for International Development,is based in Washington, D.C. SECID is a consortium of land grant universities which provides technical assistance and trainging in developing countries.

We are preparing a proposal for USAID to implement a five-year training program in Southern Sudan. This program will provide training to local trainers who will subsequently train other participants. The subject matter areas include:
1. Crop production; 2 Animal production; 3. SME agribusiness, marketing and economics;
4. Fisheries development and processing;
5. Forestry and forest product development; and
6. Wildlife management.

We are seeking candidates who have subject matter expertise (MS degrees desirable), training experience and an interest in accepting two-year assignments in the southern part of the country - likely locations include: Yambio, Maridi, Yirol, Rumbeck, Boma, and Yei.

Interested persons can Email CVs and/or email Bob Delemarre at: to obtain more information, raise questions, etc. These assignments would not be suitable for families with children due to lack of facilities and schooling.

By Meenaradchagan Vishnu on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 7:07 pm: Edit Post

My apologies if my posting is not appropriate for this forum. I am looking for the contact information of my former US Peach Corps volunteer teachers at St. Stephen's High School in Mohale's Hoek, Lesotho from 1978 to 1981. I only know their last names: Mr & Mrs. Begnal (sp?) and Mr. Fullbright. Any help is much appreciated.

By Rene Boyd ( - on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 10:30 am: Edit Post

I am looking for Sarah Woodside from Colorado -
I have sent several letters, boxes, etc. to her, but they all have been returned. Please tell her I am trying to get in touch with her -
Rene' Boyd

By Stephanie Wilson-Scott ( - on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 9:04 pm: Edit Post

I am hosting a reunion of Peace Corps Volunteers from Lesotho 91-93, in Mountain Home, Ark July 14th-21st 2004. If anyone needs information or would like to know more please contact me Stephanie Wilson-Scott


By Ric Rothney ( on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 1:33 pm: Edit Post

I am wondering if anyone knows the whereabouts/email address/phone number of Jan Auman who worked as a PC Program Director in Lesotho and a volunteer in Sierra Leone. Please contact Ric Rothney at Thanks for the work. Ric

By Denny Caneff ( - on Saturday, September 02, 2006 - 9:23 pm: Edit Post

Hello to Friends of Lesotho:

I have friends in Madison WI (she's from Lesotho, he Eritrea) who want to send children's clothes back to Lesotho to assist orphanages, hospitals, etc.

Do you know any agency or organization that is organized to send such things to Lesotho -- for example, a church or a RPCV group? They'd like to get in touch with you and take advantage of any connections (in particular, shipping), that you may have. (They have good connections on the other end for distribution, etc.)

Please contact me at Thanks!

Denny Caneff
RPCV Cameroon (80-83)

By Mateke ( on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 6:09 am: Edit Post


may anybody who knows where Kevin O'Keefe [PCV;1995-1997 in Thaba-Tseka] is,please forward such information to, his family in lesotho has an urgent msg for him.

By Alan Kanne ( on Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 6:08 pm: Edit Post

One of our own RPCV's was named CNN Hero of the year last fall. Liz McCartney (Education 1994) is the co-founder of St Bernard Project in New Orleans. The project works to rebuild houses and lives through volunteers and donations. I'm organizing a group of Lesotho RPCVs from the mid 1990's to help in New Orleans June 18-23, 2009. There's already several signed up. Please contact me as soon as possible so that you can be added to the group. I plan to make a group reservation at a guest house near the project. Please see this link 08-16-08.pdf for informationto fill out and bring with you. Alan Kanne

By Olufemi Adelakun ( on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 2:54 am: Edit Post

I am a friend of Lee Jennings, I have not heard from him for several years, I am really concern, he would send me postcards often.

By Prema Poorun ( on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 1:11 pm: Edit Post

I am looking for Bob Swanson who worked in John Maund High School Lesotho in the 80's. Could anybody help?

By Matsitso Lomile Kalake ( on Monday, July 22, 2013 - 7:40 am: Edit Post

I am looking for Mona Gunter who used to work in St Johns High School in Mafeteng, Lesotho in the 1990s. Could anyone help me? Not sure I have the surname spelled correctly.

By David Hanson ( on Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 7:16 pm: Edit Post

I am still looking for an email address for Molly Letela at assumption high school in teyateyaneng. I was in peace corps there 1977 to 1979". Could someone give her my email address? Dhanson@
David Hanson

By Donovan Russell ( on Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 7:01 pm: Edit Post

Hello Lesotho Volunteers and staff. It has been a long time but my wife (Carol) and I still miss Lesotho, the Peace Corps and the other organizations we served in over our years in Southern Africa.

Donovan Russell
Country Director
Lesotho 1991-1994 and
Nepal 1994-1997

By Terry Wagner ( on Monday, July 03, 2017 - 11:05 am: Edit Post

Searching for Lee Jennings, Director of Peace Corps Lesotho II Training Program, Monroe NY. I am collecting material regarding this program and wish to contact Lee, and also share collected material with him.

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