24 June 2019

Botswana: Spar Donates Shoes to Sehunou Primary School

Sehunou — As part of its efforts to make a difference in lives of the communities in which it operates, Serowe Spar recently donated school shoes to 139 Sehunou Primary School pupils, who are Remote Area Dwellers (RADS) and reside in hostels.

Handing over the donation, which cost P16, 600, the Serowe Spar manager, Mr Monthusi Moses said the money to purchase the shoes was contributed by Spar employees.

Mr Moses said the school shoes would benefit the pupils during the cold winter season, adding that it was not the first time the store extended a helping hand to the community.

He noted that many RADS parents struggle to buy shoes for their children, hence the donation.

He said the donation was their social responsibility since most Batswana were their customers.

Mr Moses explained that every year, Serowe Spar assisted the communities with two projects, stating that they were currently constructing a two and half house for a less privileged person in Serowe, which would be handed over soon.

Receiving the shoes, Sehunou primary school deputy headteacher, Ms Lehuma Ralekwalo thanked Serowe Spar for the initiative, saying most of the pupils were from less privileged families.

She said they were thankful, as it was the first time they received such a gift. "This gesture will restore dignity in our pupils and it will also provide a good learning experience for them," she said.

Ms Ralekwalo said the donation filled up the gap in the lives of the less privileged people, as well as giving some sense of normalcy in their lives.

She said the school had an enrolment of 565 pupils, 247 of them staying in RADS hostels in Sehunou.

SRC president, Ms Lindiwe Lentshwe thanked Serowe Spar for their generosity and loving spirit.

Source : BOPA

Botswana

Activists Decry Botswana's Appeal Against Legalizing Gay Sex

Botswana's government is to appeal a High Court judgement which overturned colonial-era laws against gay sex – the… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Botswana Daily News

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.