‘Blue bank’ touches lives

‘Blue bank’ touches lives

MASERU – QUEEN ’Masenate Mohato Seeiso yesterday received M62 000 from Standard Lesotho Bank for the Hlokomela Banana Project.
The money will be used to buy sanitary towels for girls. The Queen said the cash will be used to ensure no child misses school because of menstrual periods.
“We would not have done it alone. Hlokomela Banana highly appreciates this gesture,” the Queen said.

“There are many people or organisations knocking at Standard Lesotho Bank’s doors for assistance and Hlokomela Banana has been lucky. Therefore, we are thankful for what SLB staff has done,” she said. The donation was made as part of contributions towards the Queen’s birthday celebration.
She was born on June 2, 1976.

Standard Lesotho Bank Head of Business Transformation, Thabiso Tšenki, said the bank is determined to ensure they restore and maintain the dignity of the girl child and make sure that no girl misses school because of her periods. “We are delighted to inform you that following the clarion call by Hlokomela Banana for corporates to support Her Majesty in this initiative, the bank and staff of Standard Lesotho Bank heeded the call and joined hands to support this initiative,” Tšenki said.

He said individual employees of the bank contributed M67 each which came to a total of M31 000 with the bank contributing a similar amount. The money will be used to take care of almost 1000 girls in the ten districts of Lesotho. “Standard Lesotho Bank is committed to this pledge even for 2019 so that it can sustain the momentum and grow the new relationship it has forged with Hlokomela Banana,” Tšenki said.

Tšenki hoped that the Queen “will accept the contribution as a gesture of goodwill from the Blue Bank”.
“In the bank’s language, ‘this is how we touch lives’ to bring hope to the girl children, whom we believe are the future generation that will lead our bank and indeed our country into the future, so they must be nurtured, respected and empowered from today,” he said.

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