Pitseng

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For the village in Botswana, see Pitseng, Botswana

Pitseng
Community Council
Pitseng is located in Lesotho
Pitseng
Pitseng
Geographic Center of Community
Coordinates: 29°00′35″S 28°15′27″E / 29.00972°S 28.25750°E / -29.00972; 28.25750
Country  Lesotho
District Leribe District
Elevation[1] 5,505 ft (1,678 m)
Population (2006)
 • Total 18,948
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
Coordinates computed from Lesotho Villages file.[2]

Pitseng is a community council located in the Leribe District of Lesotho. The population in 2006 was 18,948.[3]

Villages[edit]

The community of Pitseng includes the villages of Bolahla (Ha Mahloane), Ha 'Makena, Ha 'Mamanka, Ha Botšo, Ha Filipi, Ha Jorotane, Ha Khomoatsana, Ha Khopa, Ha Lota, Ha Mahloane, Ha Majara, Ha Makape, Ha Makateng (Pitseng), Ha Makhata, Ha Miro, Ha Moepi, Ha Mofoka (Masaleng), Ha Mohatonyane, Ha Monate, Ha Mosebo, Ha Motingoe, Ha Mphasa, Ha Mphenyeke, Ha Mpshe (Ha Piletso), Ha Nchee, Ha Nkoana, Ha Ntoere (Pitseng), Ha Ntsebe, Ha Piletso (Mafaleng), Ha Rampesa, Ha Rantšala, Ha Raphoka, Ha Senyokotho, Matlameng, Ha Shekoe, Ha Tau, Ha Tefo, Ha Tjooeng, Hlokoa-Le-Monate, Khoaba-La-Eja-Bohobe, Khoabakhoaba (Pitseng), Lekhalong (Pitseng), Lilibaneng, Lipohong, Litooaneng, London (Pitseng), Phomolong, Pontšeng, Sekoaing, Tiping and Vukazenzele (Pitseng).[4]

Education[edit]

Pitseng hosted the Leadership Camp, which was sponsored by the organization Help Lesotho. Pitseng has two schools that are twinned with schools in Canada, also helped by Help Lesotho. The schools in Pitseng are Guardian Angel Primary School and Pitseng High School. They are twinned with Rockcliffe Park Public School, in Ottawa, the capital of Canada (Guardian Angel) and Gulf Islands Secondary School, in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia (Pitseng High). Guardian Angel was the first school in Lesotho to be twinned with a school in Canada. Pitseng is located in the Leribe district. It is under the chieftaincy of Chief Khethisa Tau the son of the late Chief Seoehla Khethisa Tau. There is a Roman Catholic Mission named Pontmain which is run by Sisters of Charity of Ottawa. At present there is another school on the way to Katse dam named after the Great Chief Khethisa and is called Khethisa High School, it is a well performing school under the Lesotho Evangelical Church. This school was established in 1979. When you look at the side of education, Pitseng is so advancing as it can be seen that there are other schools which are Phelisanong School for the disabled which was founded by Ms Mamello Lehlōtha Mokholokoe. this school is situated along the way to Katse Dam at Ha Makhata village just be before crossing Mphosong River. the school has recently gained support from Sentebale Funeral Gap and the from Her Majesty Queen Masenate Mohato Bereng Seeso.this school does not only admit the disabled children, but it also admits children with no disability. this initiative is encouraging our children to accept and support disabled children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GTOPO30 via GeoNames. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  2. ^ Google Earth Download Site Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  3. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics, 2006, Census Pre Results
  4. ^ Lesotho Bureau of Statistics, Village List, 2006.

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