Prince Harry, Prince Seeiso launching Sentebale Polo Cup – coming to Barbados in January

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso focus on children as HIV/Aids ravages Lesotho

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso are coming to Apes Hill Polo Club in Barbados on Sunday 31st January 2010 for the first Sentebale Polo Cup.

Prince Harry will play for the Sentebale team in the match to raise money for Lesotho’s orphans, abused, disabled, ill and most vulnerable children.

“Prince Seeiso and I are incredibly proud of what Sentebale has achieved. But HIV and AIDS are killing more people every year, and poverty and drought afflict many more people than we currently are able to help. The situation is critical. It is the children who are suffering the most from this crisis. Without help, the future of this beautiful country and its unique people is very bleak. We believe Sentebale can change this.”

from a December 18, 2009 story posted on the Prince of Wales’ official website

Life expectancy in Lesotho has plummeted to 34 years

Have a look at the video above, and you can also check out the following website for more information…

Our mission is to transform the lives of Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children. Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso to help the forgotten victims of poverty and of the HIV/Aids epidemic ravaging this kingdom.

Sentebale is a new charity with a new approach. We combine thoughtful aid giving with effective businesslike methods. We are committed to the long term funding and support of small but dynamic organisations in Lesotho that are really making a difference in their communities.

Lesotho is fighting for survival. Nearly one third of Lesotho’s people are infected with HIV/AIDS – the third highest rate in the world. There are an estimated 400,000 orphans and vulnerable children in a country of 1.8 million. Life expectancy has plummeted to 34 years.


Filed under Africa, Barbados, Health, Human Rights, Polo, Royal Family

4 responses to “Prince Harry, Prince Seeiso launching Sentebale Polo Cup – coming to Barbados in January

  1. reality check

    A prince with a social conscience and an action plan!

    Must have got that from his fearless Mother.

    Good on Harry

  2. Donald Duck, Esq

    Why has he chosen Barbados to launch this first Sentable Polo cup?

  3. J. Payne

    Why not come to Barbados??? It is a nice place to visit after all… Not to mention he’s 3rd in-line to the throne… (Of which *would* actually make him 1/16th Barbadian like the present Queen as the Head of State…

  4. peltdownman

    This is not just a coup for Barbados, but for Sir Charles Williams as well, as he has invested heavily in polo both here and in the UK. The publicity will be brilliant. There are many things about Sir Charles and his activities that I would take issue with, but you have to give him kudos for putting his money where his mouth is.