Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) was established in 2012 with a shift from welfare to development. This ministry has decentralized its services to the district and community level where services are headed by District Senior Social Development Officers. At the Community level, there is a new cadre of Auxiliary Social Development Officers who focus on the early identification and provision of basic services and referral to the next level which is the district.
The core function of child protection services is to ensure children in Lesotho live in an environment free from abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect within supportive family settings so that they have their rights fulfilled and their full poten...
To promote transformative interventions and use them to influence power structures to remove barriers that prevent people from participating in affairs that affect their lives.
Ensure that all persons with disabilities live a sustainable life in which they contribute to their well-being and that of their families.
To advocate for observance of rights and respect to older persons by establishing structures that will improve the status of older persons and their well-being, while being sensitive to gender and age difference of older persons.
To reduce malnutrition, improve health and increase school enrolment of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), increase access to secondary education among OVC and provide a minimum degree of economic security to persons in need.