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.