LESOTHO: Boys quit school to become men

LESOTHO: Boys quit school to become men

There are 27 comments on the IRIN story from Nov 17, 2011, titled LESOTHO: Boys quit school to become men. In it, IRIN reports that:

MASERU, 17 November 2011 - A lack of legislation stipulating a minimum age at which boys in Lesotho can attend an initiation school and be circumcised has seen some as young as 12 dropping out of school and heading for the mountains.

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seka

Europe

#1 Nov 17, 2011
taba tse monate,ruri
lekoleche

Maseru, Lesotho

#2 Nov 21, 2011
masepa kaofela
lenyeka

Asia/Pacific Region

#3 Nov 22, 2011
seka wrote:
taba tse monate,ruri
initiation and circumsition are two different things ngoana 'me,uena u ho kae re utloisise.
Thato

Pretoria, South Africa

#4 Nov 22, 2011
Lemasepa lona dikolobe kelona

Since: Nov 11

United States

#5 Nov 24, 2011
Ke bohlanya ba ntlo ya makwete kaofela
Matsobane Lebese

South Africa

#6 Nov 25, 2011
i respect setso le meetlo ya rona empa ho tlohela sekolo is something else. wonder what does the Gov say ha lintho li le tjena?
mobolli

Maseru, Lesotho

#7 Dec 6, 2011
yes it is true that young boys aged 12 cannot be allowed in initiation sxhool as they are still imature and the type of lectures in the traditional school is not meant for small boys..however it is wrong to suggest that circumsision goes togehter with basotho initiation school. basotho initiation school is basically promoting the spirit of oness among basotho ppl as well as patrotism,brave and fighting spirit..so i strongly believe we should not mention circumsision when talking of basotho initiation school.
Libatha

Maseru, Lesotho

#8 Dec 7, 2011
Lebollo ke rubbish feela ea ntho. No benefit what so ever. Ke platform ea ho exercisa bokhopo hobane ba u otla hore ny* ka mono ha ba ts'ehe le uena. Now in the age where people are much more cruel, hold grudges for nothing! Ke masepa feela nthoena ea hore batho ha ba bolotse e ba banna. Ke banna ba entseng joang bao tla fumana ba se na any skill to earn a living yet ba etsa bana ka boraro before they are 25? Culture my foot!!
mobolli

Maseru, Lesotho

#9 Dec 8, 2011
ha ho joalo e mohole..entse e tsamaea le kelello ea motho..le ba sa eang lebollong ba ntse ba etsa thoenthoere ea bana. lebollo ke pride ea basotho
mobolli

Maseru, Lesotho

#10 Dec 8, 2011
ke hore o ke o ee lebollong and u will regret yr words bro. feela o se ke oa ea o lebeletse ho thusoa ke motho e mong ho o bolotsa. come on man climb the mountain and become a man. its not late my friend..ha o tsaba o mpone ke tla o thusa
Mopedi Ruri

South Africa

#11 Dec 9, 2011
Ke masepa fela,o tlogela sekolo gomme o ye komeng.go tlo direga eng ge o boa moo komeng ya gago.
Education comes first.
Patsi

UK

#12 Dec 10, 2011
They should really get the life...that sucks
Libatha

Maseru, Lesotho

#13 Dec 12, 2011
mobolli wrote:
ha ho joalo e mohole..entse e tsamaea le kelello ea motho..le ba sa eang lebollong ba ntse ba etsa thoenthoere ea bana. lebollo ke pride ea basotho
My gripe still remains that lebollo does not prepare anyone for life as a man. Monna o jara boikarabello and to do that he got have skills to earn a living and support his offspring.
Ena ea ho its'reletsa ka hore ntho ke culture ha ho etsoa ntho li sele ke masepa. Likhohloana tse bo 14, 15 & 16 years e ka ba banna ha ho etsahetseng? It is useless I say.
tido

Georgia

#14 Dec 17, 2011
eehheeee.....!!ba re ha u batla ho tseba nnete ka lebollo,o late lekolonyane,le ntse le tena ts'ea..ba re ha le se le tena borikhoe,le leshano la ho nts'a moruti ka kerekeng!!

“Sekotaki se hloahloa sa Maama”

Since: Sep 10

Ha ke le Qekise nna!

#15 Dec 17, 2011
seka wrote:
taba tse monate,ruri
Haholo ho latela satellite provider's mentality!
Ntata banna

Europe

#16 Apr 2, 2012
Lona bnna, lebollo ke moetlo wa basotho, tlohelang ho bua masepa ka moetlo ona, rona re baballa lebollo kaho ketheha. Re kekeng ra rata dntho tse tshwanang kaofela hwa rona, tlohelang ba sa bollang, re qoke le bnna ba thaba fela. Leqai o ka buwang le lona hoba le tla o thetsa?'na ke dula ke ipotsa hoba le potlakela masepa a badchaba ebe le lahla meetlo ea lona basotho. Hantle tsela ea lona e lebisa kae na?
Lebo

United States

#17 May 22, 2012
Masepa ana a maqai a sele ba etswa ke mehatla ena e metelele.
dude

United States

#18 Aug 10, 2012
can i go there after i have been 2 the hospital 4 circumcise
mpudi

Johannesburg, South Africa

#19 Feb 23, 2013
leqai mokgoa lona le manganga,lea tella, le rata ntoa e bile le ea etselletsa
Matshidiso

Ashburn, VA

#20 Apr 13, 2013
Whts tht is impotant abau ho bolla?

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