We investigate voluntarism and civic service in Lesotho, including its goals and objectives, institutional contexts, programmatic forms, and connections to organizations in the United States. Findings show that informal and formal civic service traditions in Lesotho are primarily a response to social necessity, not an idealistic venture. Formal civic service has been largely facilitated by international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), although Lesotho NGOs have also facilitated on a limited basis.
Funding Partner: Ford Foundation
Amanda Moore McBride
CSD Faculty Director; University of Denver
Civic Engagement and Service
R. Drew Smith, 2005-2008 CSD research fellow