A small pilot REFLECT project was started in a valley called Malealea in the south eastern district of Mafeteng in Lesotho in mid 2000. REFLECT has been used in this area with both a multi-purpose co-operative and with villages. These are currently14 circles in operation in this area. Actions taken by circles include the establishment of vegetable gardens, construction of roads, tree planting initiatives (about 12000 trees have been planted by all circles combined), sanitation of water sources and the construction of a dam. Circles have also been working with the village health workers to promote HIV testing and nutritional support for people who do test positive.
Recently the Lesotho Association of Non-Formal Education (LANFE) has decided to adopt the REFLECT approach to promote education and development in Lesotho more widely. So far, three pilot areas have been selected (Berea, Maseru and Mohale's Hoek) and a total of ten circles are planned for the initial phase of the project. Facilitators were trained in May 2004 and are due to start introducing the approach to communities in June 2004.