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Maloti Rotary donates M80k library

Tokelo Rasephei

THE Maloti Rotary and Sekhametsi Development Trust recently handed over a library worth M80 000 to Fatima Primary School at Ha Ramabanta in Maseru.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, the Maloti Rotary service projects officer, Maud Boikanyo, said they have been getting financial assistance from Sekhametsi Development Trust since last year which enabled them to build libraries in different schools in the country.

Ms Boikanyo said they have also constructed two other libraries at Rapoleboea LEC and St. Odilon Primary Schools last year.

“What prompted Maloti Rotary to construct the library was the shortage of rooms at the school,” Ms Boikanyo said.

“The room that was previously used as a library also served as a staffroom and a storeroom.”

Maloti Rotary also donated reusable sanitary towels to four schools in the area, an initiative they partnered with Vodacom Foundation.

“Teachers in this area have been complaining about female students who miss classes whenever they are having their monthly menstrual periods. We therefore asked Vodacom Foundation to assist with the sanitary towels for the girls since most of them come from disadvantaged homes,” Ms Boikanyo said.

For her part, the principal at Fatima Primary School, Matumelo Ramanamane, said the community would also benefit from the library.

“The gesture came at the right time when there is an urgent need as students can now use the library to improve their grades while even those from the community would also use the facility,” Ms Ramanamane said.

Sekhametsi Development Trust promotes social responsibility by working with communities to develop and fund income generating community projects that transform lives.





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