Kgomodiatshaba — Botswana Regulatory Authority (BERA) chief executive officer, Ms Rose Seretse, says the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security takes human and social development seriously.
Speaking at a community service day at Kgomodiatshaba Primary School recently, she said their involvement in the initiative was in line with pillar two of Vision 2036; human and social development.
Through the initiative, she said they hoped to address the education and skills development needs of Kgomodiatshaba pupils.
Ms Seretse said the ministry took pride in reaching out to the disadvantaged, revealing that they had previously donated clothes in Ramaphatle in the Kweneng District and also did a career fair for Mogobane JSS.
She said education was hope for development and through the donation of textbooks and PSLE revision books, they wanted to provide the pupils and their teachers equal access to prescribed text books and revision books.
"When the ministry's community service committee came to the school for a needs assessment survey, I am told that your plea was that the school had a serious shortage of books and your school's PSLE results were not really pleasing. We have heard you, we have acted," she said.
Ms Seretse challenged the school to exceed the 54 per cent pass mark obtained in last year's PSLE examinations.
"I am informed that the textbooks and revision books that we are donating are for all the subjects in standard five, six and seven classes. The stationeries will be given to all the 166 pupils in the school," said Ms Seretse.
She said the ministry made a real difference and did not only focus on mining and energy sectors, but through such initiatives, they were able to contribute towards government's greater goals of achieving prosperity for all.
For her part, Kgomodiatshaba Primary School head, Ms Pakiso Ranthoakgale, thanked the parents who attended the community service, saying it showed that they understood the partnership between themselves and teachers in the welfare of pupils.
"We must lead by example for these children to learn and adopt the right traits from all of us," she said.
Ms Ranthoakgale thanked the ministry for the gesture, adding that it would go a long way in helping the school achieve better results.
Source : BOPA