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Alliance comes to primary school’s aid


Rethabile Pitso

ALLIANCE Insurance Company has donated exercise books to Hoohlo Primary School as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives in the education sector.

In her remarks during the handover ceremony on Thursday, Alliance Head of Group Marketing and Corporate Communications, Liepollo Tsekoa, said the gesture was made in fulfilment of a long-standing partnership between the insurance company and the school.

“It has been four years since we partnered with Hoohlo Primary School and the relationship has seen us extend a helping hand to the school when it was needed most,” she said.

“Alliance has renovated all the school’s classrooms by installing new roofs and painting the walls. We also donated teaching equipment such as chalk boards and chalks. All this was done for the benefit of the children so they receive a good education.

“Today, we have brought a lot of books, and they are enough to benefit every pupil. It is our way of motivating pupils and to assist them to make the learning process easier.”

Ms Tsekoa said Hoohlo Primary School was one of 10 schools the insurance firm had earmarked to benefit from its corporate social responsibility initiatives.

“Alliance will be visiting one school in all the country’s 10 districts where we have our offices. In Maseru, we identified Hoohlo Primary School,” she said.

“We also have another team in Thaba-Tseka at Masaleng Secondary School making a similar gesture.”

The other schools set to benefit from the initiative are: St Boniface High School in Maputsoe, Maryland High School in Hlotse, T’sakholo High School in Mafeteng, Mokhotlong High School, Makhaola High School in Qacha’ Nek,  Masetise High School in Quthing, Sefako High School in Butha-Buthe, Bothoba Pelo High School in Mohale’s Hoek and  Assumption High School in Teyateyaneng.

Ms Tsekoa also said Alliance was a wholly-owned Basotho company with its primary mandate being to make a positive contribution to the nation.

“Many people may not be aware that we function in the country as a 100 percent Basotho-owned company. This means that our corporate social responsibility initiatives only benefit Basotho unlike many of our competitors,” she said.

On her part, Hoohlo Primary School Principal ‘Matsepo Taaso lauded the insurance company for all the assistance they had rendered during the four-year partnership.

“Alliance has done so much for this school over the years. They reconstructed our classrooms which were almost falling apart,” said Ms Taaso.

“This school is owned by the Anglican Church, so some of the challenges we have experienced as a private school have been alleviated by Alliance. We are very grateful for the books because they are of high quality and enough to cater for every child at this school.”

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