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2020 ends in frenzy for Motsekuoa orphanage


Jan. 23, 2021 2 min read

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WHILE the year 2020 came with all sorts of challenges for many people, the end results were not as disappointing for the Morapeli Disabled Centre in Motsekuoa, Mafeteng.

This is all thanks to Standard Lesotho Bank after once again lending a helping hand to the needy despite all the financial challenges that came with the past year.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lesotho early in 2020, the business sector has been severely struggling to make profits due the nationwide lockdown that was imposed.

The situation was exacerbated by the closing of borders to curb the spread of the pandemic which has killed millions of people across the world to date.

Notwithstanding these challenges, Standard Lesotho Bank still went out of its way to ensure that it supports the needy and the destitute.

The bank in December donated building materials to the Morapeli Disabled Centre situated in Motsekuoa in order to complete a hall that was left unfinished for a long time.

The materials included windows panes, ceiling and roofing materials to the tune of M20 000.

The bank’s employees from the human capital office joined hands to ensure that the centre realised its dream of having a complete dining hall that would also be utilised to host other social activities.

Under this annual initiative, the human capital department raised a sum of M10 000 which was then adjusted and matched by the bank’s marketing department. 

Morapeli Disabled Centre is home to a total of 42 physically disabled children and most them attend nearby primary and high schools. The Centre is open to physically disabled children from the surrounding areas in Motsekuoa through the assistance of people of goodwill.

“One of our main purpose as the bank is to help the communities through our Corporate Social Responsibility programme. This is because we live with these people and it is important for us to assist where we can.


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“We have been working with the Centre for four years now. In the past years we assisted with groceries, but in 2020 we came up with a different goal,” said Motšelisi Ramoqopo from the bank’s Human Capital office.

Ms Ramoqopo said her department has been raising funds through several initiatives that include buying and selling of alcohol beverages to other staff members while saving the profits.

This, she said is an annual undertaking with the assistance of the bank marketing department.

Speaking on behalf of the Centre, Sister Mary Mokoma welcomed the efforts the bank has been making over the years to ensure sustainability of the Centre.

“We are highly thankful for the effort you have been making to help us. This is not the first time you come to our rescue and we really appreciate that. We hope to see our partnership grow from strength to strength going forward,” Sister Mokoma also said.

 

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