Econet helps to God’s Love Centre

Econet helps to God’s Love Centre

MASERU – ECONET Telecom Lesotho (ETL) has donated food items and mattresses worth M35 000 to God’s Love Centre, an orphanage in Sekamaneng.
Speaking on behalf of chief executive of Econet, Lebohang Ramaisa who is Acting General Manager Sales said it has become a norm for parents to struggle to provide Christmas food and clothing for their families during this time of the year.

Ramaisa said as a result, the company decided to step in and assist children at God’s Love Centre.
’’As we know that the future of this country is upon this coming generation, this young generation needs to be empowered,’’ he said.
Ramaisa said they are running other initiatives where they sponsor vulnerable children from high school through to tertiary education in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Development.
’’We are moving all over the country to empower the growing generation,’’ he said.

Ramaisa said the telecoms giant had bought ten mattress and some food parcels for children at God’s Love Centre.
God’s Love Centre founder Neo Motantsi said the orphanage was established in 2000.
The centre takes in children who are double-orphaned, single-orphaned under certain conditions and other children who are in worse conditions.

She said ETL has been supporting the children in many ways, including donating blankets and kwese.
’’I am already teaching these children to support Econet not only for its support but also for its benefits,’’ she said.

Motantsi said the centre has 32 children starting from Crèche’ to High School level.
Tatolo Maulubatso, an orphan at the centre, said Econet has helped them with quite a number of items that the body needs to develop well.
He said Econet has not only helped them with food items but also with socio- economic needs.

Maulubatso, who is now in Form E at Cenez High School, explained that the donations would help them massively since they sometimes experience food shortages.
However, they still experience some challenges such as shortage of uniforms.
’’We are sometimes expelled from school for not having the school fees,’’ he said, adding that this is affecting their education.

Maulubatso, who said he does not know his parents since he was adopted at a young age, said most of the time they fail at school not because they are not brilliant but because they are traumatised psychologically.
’’You sometimes feel like you need the sense of belonging and the parental love,’’ he said.

He said Econet Higher Life Foundation has been helping them psychologically.
The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development, Advocate ‘Mole Kumalo, praised Econet for helping the vulnerable children.
“What Econet has done is something crucial because the government cannot do this alone,’’ he said.

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