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Sun International Lesotho donates mats

The donated mats are
leftovers from the ones used to refurbish Maseru Sun recently.
Sun International
Lesotho general manager Martin Van Der Breggen told the Sunday Express
that the donation was part of their social responsibility activities.

“We try to give back
to the community as we can because giving is a very important part of our
structure,” Van Der Breggen said.
“The whole management
team is out to see the property and how we can help in other ways. This gives us
an opportunity to see how different life is for other people,” he said.
He added: “We tie in
with the caretakers to see what other needs they have and then we can see how
we can address those needs.” 
 “Our intention was to donate the mats where
they can be better used, where they are most needed.”
Van Der Breggen said
Sun International approached Sentebale, a local non-governmental organisation
dedicated to the welfare of orphans and other marginalised people, which
advised that there was a need at St Bernadette.

“This is one of their
projects,” he said.
The centre houses 64
visually
disabled people aged from six and older.

“We are a group of
five caretakers caring for 33 boys and 29
girls,” Majeremane Nngau, a caretaker, said.

She added: “There are
more kids than the beds so some kids slept on the floor; the mats are going to
help keep the children warm.”
Nngau said they care
for visually impaired children who have various disabilities.
“The centre has been
operational in Lesotho since the 1970s caring for orphans who were referred to
here by the social welfare department; it is funded by Sentebale.”

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