A Place to Reconnect With African Culture
The Cultural Retreat Village will generate sustainable income to maintain and enhance the village by providing western amenities for those who can afford it. Locals will be welcome to enjoy those amenities for an accessible locals’ price. Voices United Village will allow people from the African diaspora to authentically reconnect to the motherland by offering a very personal, locals experience that will heal, invigorate, and inspire.
The Cultural Retreat Village will also allow visitors the opportunity to have a comfortable and authentic Basotho experience that connects directly to nature, history, culture, art, people and more. The Village will allow people from the African diaspora to authentically reconnect to the motherland by offering a very personal, locals experience that will heal, invigorate, and inspire.
The VUV Resource Center will include:
The Art Center that has everything needed to learn about and engage with all forms of the arts as well as multiple presenting venues for performances and exhibits.
The Education Center will offer an open space for engaging with internet, technology, books, preventative health resources, classes, and lecturers. Learning opportunities will be informed by locals as well as the Global Voices United network.
The Nature Center will offer multiple ways of developing an understanding people traditional relationship with the land including hands on opportunities to engage with tools and equipment as they strive to create sustainable businesses from themselves and their families. Connect with animals by
learning and experiencing the traditional herd boy way of life.
The Youth Center will be a one stop shop for any kind of youth program with lodging, dinning, classrooms, recreational rooms and facilities and technology and will be open to local youth daily.
The land VUV will be built on has several historic sites that will be preserved and incorporated into the Village. Among these extraordinary sites are Khoisan cave drawings, a Khoisan burial site, and the ruins of the home of Morena Bereng Letsie, the prince who ruled in Rothe, Masite. We will build the Village traditionally with thatch roofs, using the stones from the site and will hire local community members to bring the project to fruition.