The Public Affairs Section is divided into two parts, the Cultural Section and the Information Section.
The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section conducts a wide variety of cultural activities, including educational advising for Basotho students interested in U.S. universities, a loan library program for rural schools, a speaker program which brings U.S. experts to Lesotho for speaking engagements, and a series of highly successful journalism workshops. The Embassy also selects Basotho to participate in numerous United Staters-based exchange programs such as the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Fulbright Scholarship Program, etc. Each year, our professional, academic, and cultural exchanges bring emerging and established Basotho leaders Lesotho to the U.S. for short programs on themes such as HIV/AIDS, good governance, civic activism, responsible journalism and entrepreneurship.
The Public Affairs Section also liaises with local media dissemination of information from all U.S. Government agencies. Our relations with media also extend to partnerships for training and professional development programs and grants. Check out our Media Center Page for more details.
Contact the Public Affairs Section on InfoMaseru@state.gov, or 22-312-666.
For more specific queries with this section, here is how to get in touch with our Public Affairs team:
- Charles Blake – Public Affairs Officer: BlakeCC@state.gov
- Madingane Maliehe – Public Engagement and Alumni Specialist: MalieheMM@state.gov
Mannini Kotele – Exchanges and Resources Coordinator: KoteleMR@state.gov
Moeketsi Chefa – Press and Media Digital Outreach Coordinator: ChefaMR@state.gov
- Moobeli Ntsane – PEPFAR Media Outreach Coordinator: NtsaneMK@state.gov