by Michael dEstries
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After being prematurely pulled from Afghanistan back in February (due to his whereabouts being compromised), Prince Harry has been anxiously awaiting another opportunity to serve with his regiment. 

Now People has revealed that the 23-year-old army lieutenant will be traveling to Africa to lend assistance in the Kingdom of Lesotho. From the article,

“He’ll spend three weeks in the Kingdom of Lesotho, where he set up a charity to support AIDS orphans in 2006. The men, led by a senior officer, will be building and repairing facilities for the children.”

The charity organization that Harry started, called Sentebale, was formed in memory of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales. It offers financial aid and management support to community projects assisting children. Harry even helped produce a documentary of the work there — called The Forgotten Kingdom: Prince Harry in Lesotho — to draw attention to the AIDS crisis there. 

Back in March, Harry became upset after it was revealed that Sentebale had only distributed a fraction of the funds it had received. Only £84,000 of the £1.15 million raised had gone to the kids — with £100,000 alone going to one unidentified individual. 

via People

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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