We just came back to the hotel after a 12 hour long day out and about in Lesotho, filming for the movie we are making. My head is full of new impressions. I have seen more great places of this beautiful country, and I have met some amazing people. All of the sudden I find my self in a situation on the car ride home. Just picture this; you are surrounded by three pale Norwegians. In the passenger seat there is one relatively loud African man screaming in his telephone, and the same in the trunk of our Land Cruiser. (Which is completely normal here. Why only carry five people, when you have room for more?) On the stereo there’s Alf Prøysen singing his tunes, and outside you can still glimpse some of the unbelievable African sunset. This is what I call contrasts.
But we have not spent all of our day in the car, of course. This morning we went to the Red Cross offices here in Maseru, where we met the president of Red Cross in Lesotho. A vigorous man who told us a lot about the society, and what they do.
Later we drove out of town to meet the Programmes Director in Red Cross, Mrs Matsepo Moltesane. An inspiring woman, who works hard to help children with focus on education.
The last visit we had today was with a girl named Mpho and her family up in the mountains just outside Mafeteng. She is one of the children PictureAid have been able to give education. I am so glad I got to meet them. They were extremely welcoming and open. The kids and I immediately started throwing ball outside the house. And with ball I mean a round item they had made out of plastic bags. Worked like a charm.
More pictures coming up soon.
Have a great day!