LEC lights up students’ day

LEC lights up students’ day

MASERU – THE Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) donated M15 000 worth of groceries to 66 vulnerable students from Sefika High School last Friday.
The donation was part of the LEC staff’s Back2School Celebration through which they raise funds to help orphaned and poor school children.
The company also provided career guidance sessions to students from Sefika.

The company’s Acting General Manager for Corporate Services, Ben Masoabi, said they also try their best to help the vulnerable in Lesotho.
“We are a company that likes to give back to the nation,” Masoabi said.

Masoabi said the career guidance they give to the students focuses more on the courses that will help them to work at the LEC when they are done with their studies.
The principal of Sefika High School, ’Mabafokeng Moiloa, said she is grateful to the LEC for the donations which she said will change the lives of those who received them.
“This year we have more than 300 orphans in our school,” Moiloa said.

She said some of the orphans are household heads as they look after their siblings. She said some even come to school on an empty stomach.
Moiloa said were it not for three teachers who decided to ask for donations from different companies including LEC, “vulnerable students could not have received these donations”.
One of the teachers, ’Mamosa Molapo, said they have been asking for donations from companies for the past 10 years.

She said as teachers they realised that there are some students who were performing very badly and when they approached them they found this was because they have a great need.
She said some students eat only once a day, during the school lunch time.

She said some are dirty because they use water without soap to wash their uniforms as they do not have money to buy soap.
She said this is the first time the LEC had donated to the Sefika High School students.
She said they normally receive used uniforms and some food from individuals.

Molapo said she is “happy that the LEC brought donations because the most vulnerable students are 66 and they are all going to receive those donations”.

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