There are two main ways that you can help young people in Lesotho to break the cycle of poverty, by making donations and through prayer.
“Thank you very much for your sponsorship. My education is very important. With it I will hopefully find a job in Lesotho, to be near family, rather than working in South Africa.”
Raising funds and making donations
The money that you give can go a long way. The average cost of an individual student’s fees, including examinations, books and/or tools is £350 a year.
With a regular donation you can help ensure stability in these young peoples lives and make it easier for us – and them – to plan for the future.
- You can set up a standing order using this Bankers Order Form (and don’t forget to Gift Aid it! See below).
- To make a one-off donation, please Donate online here
or use our Donation Form (and don’t forget to Gift Aid it! See below).
- Pay by Bank Transfer:
- Account Name: Basotho Educational Trust
- Account Number: 28746783
- Sort Code: 60-10-07
- You can make your donation go even further by giving us permission to reclaim tax on it through Gift Aid, just fill in the BET Gift Aid Form
There are many ways that you can raise funds – and raise awareness about how your funds are helping young people in Lesotho. You could:
- Ask your church to adopt the BET as one of their charities
- Have a coffee morning with proceeds to BET
- An auction of promises at school or church such as car washing, baby sitting, use of a holiday cottage, baking a cake
- Take a collection for BET at the Carol Service
- Sell some beautiful Lesotho crafts, supplied by BET
- Agree a ‘no present’ rule with a friend and give a donation instead
- Send Christmas e-mail cards to friends and family instead of card ones and donate the money saved
- Hold a raffle with donated prizes
- Have a church quiz evening with a fish and chip supper
“This letter is sent with great thanks , due to the help that I am getting from you. I am doing motor mechanics as my career at the Technical School of Leribe, hoping for a good future for me and my country and I promise to do my best in my studies.”
Enjoying Hot Cross Buns …
On the Saturday before Palm Sunday 2019, BET supporters Marion and John Broadley held a Coffee and Hot Cross Bun event at their home in Nottingham, having baked 120 Hot Cross Buns! About forty people attended between 10.00 and 11.30 , mainly from their church. The £400 proceeds were boosted by a raffle, with part of the proceeds going to BET. This was a fine event which demonstrates the sort of event which can help to raise much needed funds for BET. Why not try it out with seasonal fare such as a coffee and mince pies morning for Christmas? It will be fun and bring BET to the attention of your church, friends or neighbours.
A suggested prayer
I pray that you will bless the work of the Basotho Educational Trust in Lesotho.
Grant wisdom and diligence to the Trustees and may all their decisions be in accordance with your will. Let all the funds that are raised be spent prudently and targeted at the most needy and deserving students.
And Father, I pray that each grant made will bring hope to the student, their family and their country. May the skills that they learn bless them and be a security for their future, that in turn, they may bless their countrymen and bring prosperity and growth to their land.
In Jesus’ name I pray,