World Group of Companies Gives to Pupils

| May 19, 2015

The donation of school uniforms to schools in Bobonong constituency by the World Group of Companies would help close the gap between the rich and the poor.

The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Mr Shaw Kgathi said this during the handing over of the uniforms to pupils of Semolale and Busang primary schools in Tsetsebye.

Mr Kgathi said partnering with the private sector in education would help the Ministry of Education and Skills Development reach the desired target of quality results at schools.

The World Group of Companies donated complete school uniforms to 328 and 392 pupils of Semolale and Busang Primary Schools respectively.

Mr Kgathi said the uniform would bring dignity to children and delight to some parents who could not provide their children with the complete school regalia. He said in some instances some academically capable children end up doing badly at school due to financial challenges at home.

Each school boy received two trousers, two shirts, two vests, socks, a pair of shoes, jersey and underpants while girls walked away with two skirts, two blouses, panties, socks, jerseys and a pair of shoes.

Each pupil also received a packet of sweets. Mr Kgathi, who is also Member of Parliament for Bobonong said he fully understands the needs of the constituents hence he liaised with the private sector to help.

He appealed to parents and teachers to work together to ensure that children get education for a better future. Mr Kgathi said in recent years, schools in the area had not been performing well and he promised to work with educationists to improve the situation.

The gesture by the World Group of Companies, he said, was not the first in the constituency as last year the company donated over 200 football and netballs to standard one to seven classes in seventeen schools to help develop sport at the grassroots level

Further, he said, the company has made a commitment to donate blankets this winter to all needy and orphan children in the area while eight other schools would receive school uniforms next year.

The company also extended their benevolent gesture to Tsetsebye Junior Secondary School where they donated school shoes to 178 students. The school head for Semolale primary school, Ms Dikeledi Leburu showered the company with praises for addressing the pillar of a compassionate, just and caring nation.

She however appealed to parents to also join the fray and live the vision.The donation, she said serves as a motivation to learners and instills confidence in their studies but said the parents must ensure that their children come to school clean.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: News

Comments are closed.