King of Lesotho declares No.7 restaurant officially open
The King of Lesotho cut a ribbon to declare No.7 restaurant officially open at the Kick4Life Centre in Maseru. The Queen accompanied him at the event attended by hundreds of people from business, government and NGOs from Lesotho.
No.7 is a social enterprise restaurant meaning 100% of profits are invested in Kick4Life's charity work including health education, life-skills development and support towards long-term employment and education. The restaurant also provides traineeships for young people, providing them with the skills and experience to pursue careers in catering and hospitality.
The event commenced with speeches by Kick4Life's Country Director Michelle Carney, and the King who gave his endorsement to Kick4Life and referenced the exciting progress of the organization as a vehicle for social change in Lesotho. This was followed by a tour of the Kick4Life Centre with staff members on hand to talk about our media centre, the health & testing clinics, literacy, football activities, No.7 and the soon-to-open Kick4Life Hotel & Conference Centre where one of the bedrooms was on show.
Guests has the opportunity to sample some of the fantastic food that will be on offer at No.7, and entertainment was provided by Kick4Life participants, staff and volunteers, with music, dancing, poetry and acting.
Kick4Life Co-founder Steve Fleming said: "The team worked incredibly hard to put on an brilliant event and it was great to see so many influential people from Lesotho there to support are innovative and high-impact efforts to transform lives in the community."