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Orphanage hails Metropolitan


Rethabile Pitso

One of the recipients of a M30,000 donation from Metropolitan Lesotho has thanked the insurance giant for the funding and said the money could not have come at a better time.

The funding was courtesy of the Metropolitan Charity Golf Cup held last November in Maseru.

On Wednesday, Metropolitan presented God’s Love Centre and Lesotho Breast Cancer Network with M30 000 and M50 000 respectively on behalf of Maseru Mall and Standard Lesotho Bank, whose teams came first and second respectively in the annual tournament.

In her acceptance speech during a presentation function held at Lancer’s Inn, God’s Love Centre caretaker, Neo Motantsi, said the money would cater for the children’s educational needs.

“We are extremely grateful for this donation which has come at the right time for the welfare of the children at God’s Love Centre. We believe Metropolitan has been timely in giving out these funds, instead of picking the festive season when the would most probably have been spent on niceties,” Ms Motantsi joked.

Ms Motantsi said the money would be used to buy uniforms and pay school-fees for the 55 double-orphaned and vulnerable children at the Sekamaneng-based home.

“We have been struggling so much to provide food on a daily basis, besides the other expenses that we have, such as books and fees for the children.

“The children under our care are double-orphans, while others have their parents in prison and have no one to look after them. The parents are supposed to collect the children after their release from prison but most of them just leave them at God’s Love Centre. So we are not just providing a haven for the children, but also ensuring they have access to education,” she said.

The Metropolitan Charity Golf Cup was established in 2012 and is a project initiated under Metropolitan Lesotho’s Corporate Social Investment programme.

The winners and runners-up of the competition elect charities of their choice, which then receive a cash donation from the sponsors.


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