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Econet continues to help girls


SOME of the 73 school girls from Quthing LEC secondary school who received the sanitary towels from ETL.

IN continuing support to Hlokomela Banana initiative, Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL) through its corporate social investment division, HigherLife Foundation (HLF), recently donated more sanitary towels to 73 school girls from Quthing LEC secondary.

When handing over the sanitary towels on Friday last week, HigherLife Foundation Lesotho Social Business Unit (SBU) Manager Retšelisitsoe Sephelane mentioned that the birth of HLF and the Queen’s National Trust Fund collaboration started when the foundation was seeking sustainable ways to positively address challenges pertaining to the girl child.

“We came here to respond to the Queen’s call for companies to help empower girls and we are proud to be part of this initiative, thanks to ETL for their unwavering support’ said Ms Sephelane

Mathabo Dada, Quthing Secondary School principal thanked both ETL and HigherLife Foundation for having chosen to help Quthing Secondary school girls among so many schools that needed help.

“This will boost the girls’ confidence and ensure that they never miss a day of school due the changes happening to their bodies,” said Ms Dada

The area chief of Sejameloli, Chieftainess ‘Mantolo Nkuebe, thanked ETL on behalf of the recipients and also encouraged chiefs and the community at large to help in making this initiative a success.

“Thank you ETL, your presence puts this valley and this school on the map, therefore, I wish you prosperity,” concluded Nkuebe

Chieftainess ‘Maseeiso Hlabathe Nkuebe from the Royal Palace Office said that Hlokomela Banana is one of the social welfare initiatives that Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso is involved with to help the less privileged.

She mentioned that the Queen raised funds through different means including participation in the recent Menkhoaneng to Thaba-Bosiu walk where companies like ETL sponsor each kilometer that she walks.

“It is the same funds that she uses to help school girls upon realizing that getting sanitary towels for them is a challenge hence miss school,” said Ms Nkuebe

Quthing Secondary schools is the eighth school out of eleven where all the girls will receive sanitary pads from ETL’s HLF and one of the four schools where girls will receive a two year supply of sanitary pads. – Own Correspondent


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