Mavele hosts dance contest for orphanages

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Nthatuoa Koeshe

THE Maseru Dance Academy on Saturday hosted a dance competition for Malibuseng and Tholoana ea Lerato orphanages.

The competition, which saw the two groups dancing for a trophy, was aimed at giving the usually distressed children “a chance to have fun”.

Founder of the Maseru Dance Academy Halifele ‘Mavele’ Khoeli said the initiative was meant to afford the children a rare opportunity for entertainment. He said children who live in orphanages never get a chance to participate in such initiatives.

Mavele said the Maseru Dance Academy chose the two orphanages because they were situated closest to their Memorial Hall base in Maseru.

“Our aim with this competition is to motivate these children, we want to encourage them and make them understand that being an orphan should not limit them from dreaming big,” Mavele said.

He said the initiative was also meant to motivate them to dream of becoming whatever they think of instead of being the typically limited orphans who lack opportunities.

Although this was the debut edition, Mavele said they hope to host more similar events.

“This event went smoothly, and we hope to host more of this kind because we realised the joy it brought to the children,” he said

The children seemed to enjoy the event especially aided by the inclusion of popular MC Mosh on the programme.

He also invited some of the children to sing, recite poems among other activities.

Even though Tholoana ea Lerato won the competition, that did not kill the spirit of their rival as the show ended with high moral.

The show sponsored by Jam Sessions, RMS, Lesotho PostBank, Lehakoe Recreational and Cultural Centre, Les Apparel, Limomonane, Brothers for Love Foundation and Donny’s Dried and Fresh Fruit.

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