Prince sets up an African Aids body

Graham Willgoss

Prince Harry has founded a charity to help Aids victims in Africa.

The organisation, which will continue the kind of work carried out by Princess Diana, will be called Sentebale, meaning 'forget-me-not' in Sesotho, the official language of Lesotho. It will help orphans in the southern African state who have lost their parents to Aids.

Sentebale will support community organisations working with children and young people, in particular those working with orphans and vulnerable children.

The charity will begin operations later in the summer following the recruitment of a country director.

The 21-year-old prince became familiar with the country during a gap-year visit in 2004. He said: "Rather than aiming directly at Aids itself, this charity is about the knock-on effect on the children. Most other charities are concentrating on other areas."

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