Post Bank in bold move

Post Bank in bold move

MASERU – LESOTHO Post Bank is now offering its staff three month fully paid paternity and maternity leave in an effort to contribute towards the early development of children.
The bank has also created a breastfeeding corner for both workers and clients.
The bank’s workers will also be allowed some time during working hours to nurture their young ones.

According to the bank CEO, Molefi Leqhaoe, the early years in a child’s life are critical for the child’s development.
“In the fast paced world we live in, working parents do not have the luxury of spending enough time with their children,” Leqhaoe said.
“Realising the importance of spending time with children for the development of a nation, we saw it critical to join hands with UNICEF in this campaign,” he said.
He also spoke against rising cases of child abuse.

“Children need to be loved, cared for and protected,” he said.
“If we are serious about building responsible, innovative, productive future generations then it is critical that during the early years we shower them with as much love as possible,” said Leqhaoe.
Nadi Albino, a UNICEF representative, indicated that only 42 percent of children have access to early child development activities.
She emphasised that failure to invest in child development will impact negatively on the country.

“Investing in child development translates into social and economic development of a country,” Albino said.
She said it is critical for companies to put in place child and parent friendly policies that allow parents to contribute as much as possible to the early moments of their children’s lives.
She explained that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are critical to their development.

“This is the time to ensure that children eat healthy food and get enough stimulation for their brains,” she said.

Lemohang Rakotsoane

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