TICKET TO QATAR

TBY: SEBABATSO LESAANE

MASERU

She used her God-bestowed talent to express the trauma she went through in her personal life and that is writing. Itumeleng Likhama, an alumna of the National University of Lesotho (NUL), a winner in the storytelling competition which was organised by the United Nations (UN) will soon be flying to Qatar to join other international winners.

Likhama avers that trauma took a toll on her, “in a desperate hope to resurrect my self-esteem, I resorted to going internally within myself to seek for answers on what I could do to attain this and the answer I got was to run towards my pain and seek to transmute it into creative energy,” she said. She entered the competition to reveal the writing talent she always had.

She mentioned that the reason she entered the competition was to shine a light on other people on the importance of introspection in the midst of life’s trials and tribulations as well as to show the government through the UN on how they could bring this into fruition.

When she was asked about what she promises Basotho who support her, Likhama stated that she is going to fight hard to make sure that the government assists the least developed countries in propagating not only the significance but also the urgency of mental awareness. “The aim is to fight and make sure that the youth do not succumb to mental illness especially depression and that they do not lose their lives to it,” she demarcated.

She expressed her gratitude to the UN for the opportunity she was granted. “Words are not enough to express my dire gratitude to the UN for offering me the platform and this opportunity, I am elated,” she remarked. Being the writer that she is, Likhama is in the process of writing a book which she hopes to publish soon, “details on what it entails shall be revealed in due time,” she highlighted.

BY: SEBABATSO LESAANE

MASERU

She used her God-bestowed talent to express the trauma she went through in her personal life and that is writing. Itumeleng Likhama, an alumna of the National University of Lesotho (NUL), a winner in the storytelling competition which was organised by the United Nations (UN) will soon be flying to Qatar to join other international winners.

Likhama avers that trauma took a toll on her, “in a desperate hope to resurrect my self-esteem, I resorted to going internally within myself to seek for answers on what I could do to attain this and the answer I got was to run towards my pain and seek to transmute it into creative energy,” she said. She entered the competition to reveal the writing talent she always had.

She mentioned that the reason she entered the competition was to shine a light on other people on the importance of introspection in the midst of life’s trials and tribulations as well as to show the government through the UN on how they could bring this into fruition.

When she was asked about what she promises Basotho who support her, Likhama stated that she is going to fight hard to make sure that the government assists the least developed countries in propagating not only the significance but also the urgency of mental awareness. “The aim is to fight and make sure that the youth do not succumb to mental illness especially depression and that they do not lose their lives to it,” she demarcated.

She expressed her gratitude to the UN for the opportunity she was granted. “Words are not enough to express my dire gratitude to the UN for offering me the platform and this opportunity, I am elated,” she remarked. Being the writer that she is, Likhama is in the process of writing a book which she hopes to publish soon, “details on what it entails shall be revealed in due time,” she highlighted.

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