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Rotary club opens new opportunities

President of the Rotary Club of Maloti, Yande Mothae

Sept. 15, 2020 2 min read

THE Rotary Club of Maloti achieved yet another major milestone when it launched the Mpharane community library in Mohale’s Hoek and made a huge donation of educational materials to the new facility.

The Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe.

Rotary members believe that they share a responsibility to take action on the world’s most persistent issues. Their 35 000 plus clubs work together to promote peace, fight diseases, provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene, save mothers and children, support education and grow local economies.

The Rotary considers September as the month of basic education and literacy, hence, the launch came at an opportune time when Rotarians all over the world are promoting the two essential needs.  

The Rotary theme for this year is ‘Rotary opens opportunities’.         

In her key note address at the launch on September 11 in Mohale’s Hoek, President of the Rotary Club of Maloti, Yande Mothae advised the community of Mpharane to use the library wisely in order to better themselves.

She warned the community that children, the elderly people and the young are well catered for in the library.

She said Rotarians are opening opportunities for the Mpharane community through that library.

She specifically thanked a member of the community, Mothae Moletsane for facilitating the opening of the library, further urging the people to take good care of the library even for future generations.

She also acknowledged their partners in Australia – Books for Lesotho, who donated the reading material, promising that more books will be donated to certain schools in the coming weeks.


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Speaking at the same event, the Mohale’s Hoek District Administrator, Maud Boikanyo gave a brief introduction of what the Rotary club is all about.

“My role as the DA is to among others oversee that the Rotary work is done accordingly, hence I have to ensure that donated funds are used accordingly and that no one benefits personally through such funds,” she said.

For his part, Mr Moletsane expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Rotary of Maloti for ensuring that the books get to the library in good order.

One of the beneficiaries, Lelingoana Moroke from Mount Camel high school thanked both Mr Moletsane and the Rotary Club of Maloti for bringing the library into their community.

 

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