US scholarships secured for Senate & Morapeli
Kick4Life has secured fully-funded Student-Athlete Scholarships to study in the United States of America for two of its brightest young stars, Senate Letsie and Morapeli Lesoetsa. The pair will combine soccer, majoring in Sciences and Liberal Arts respectively, over a two-year graduate course at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. This will provide a core education that will allow them to transfer to a four-year degree programme should opportunities arise later on.
Senate and Morapeli, who will fly to the US next week, have been involved with Kick4Life for many years as participants, life-skills coaches and as players in our senior teams. Senate has represented the full national Women's side on numerous occasions and Morapeli has been called up to the full Men's squad.
Senate said: "I am very honoured to be have been given this opportunity and I will be going to the US to represent my country and all the women in football, especially in Lesotho.”
Morapeli added: "I would like to thank Kick4Life for all this chance. I want to promise everyone that I will not disappoint them.”
Hana Tiji (pictured), Country Director of Kick4Life, explained that through the Academy, the organisation is committed to fostering life-changing opportunities for Basotho youth that will enable them to become future leaders of social change in their country.
Director of Kick4Life Chris Bullock said: We are very excited about the opportunity for both Morapeli and Senate. They have both worked very hard in their time with us and I think these opportunities show what we are about at Kick4Life as a club that is dedicated to changing and transforming lives. I would like to thank the two of them for all their efforts for Kick4Life and although they will be missed we are proud of them and look forward to representing Kick4Life well over the next few years.”
Kick4Life Co-founder, Steve Fleming, concluded: "Through the Academy we are contributing to Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Quality Education, and these opportunities for Senate and Morapeli are specifically aligned with the target to substantially expand the number of scholarships available to developing countries for higher education in developed countries. They have been wonderful ambassadors for Kick4Life and we have no doubt they will continue to represent the organisation, and Lesotho, with the same qualities that have helped them secure these exciting opportunities."