x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Prince Harry teams up with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid charity to help Africa’s HIV children

Prince Harry will attend a fundraising dinner in Dubai next month.

Britain's Prince Harry will be appearing at a charity event in Dubai. Reuters/Rick Wilking
Britain's Prince Harry will be appearing at a charity event in Dubai. Reuters/Rick Wilking

DUBAI // Britain’s Prince Harry will attend a fund-raising dinner in Dubai next month for his charity, Sentebale, and its work in Africa.

Kensington Palace said the Al Jalila Foundation, a non-profit organisation established by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, is forming a partnership with the prince’s charity to help children with HIV living in Lesotho.

They will build the Mamohato Children’s Centre of Excellence to assist HIV-infected youngsters in dealing with their emotional and psychological problems.

It will mark the beginning of Sentebale’s plans to expand in Lesotho and across southern Africa.

Prince Harry founded Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to give vulnerable children the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives.

After completing his A Levels, the prince had a gap year in which he visited Africa, where he made a documentary about the plight of Lesotho’s orphans.

The Sentebale Forget Me Not dinner will be held in the city’s tallest hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis, on October 7.

Details of Sentebale’s work can be found at www.sentebale.org

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