Busi­ness comes to­gether for wor­thy cause

Lesotho Times - - Business -


She called on gov­ern­ment to do more to up­grade the school’s de­crepit in­fra­struc­ture, ask­ing Leribe No. 12 Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, Tšehlo Ra­maruo, who was in at­ten­dance, to re­lay the mes­sage to the Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing min­istry. Boribeng vil­lage is part of Leribe No. 12 con­stituency.

Dur­ing the cer­e­mony, 17 pri­mary stu­dents from grades one to seven, who at­tained po­si­tions one and two, were given var­i­ous prizes. The num­ber one po­si­tion hold­ers were pre­sented with a school bag and a ham­per con­tain­ing school in­stru­ments. The num­ber twos were awarded the ham­per con­tain­ing school in­stru­ments.

For the high school stu­dents, 15 from forms A to E who at­tained po­si­tions one to three, were pre­sented with tro­phies, school bags, cer­tifi­cates and ham­pers. A badge was added to num­ber one po­si­tion hold­ers in forms D and E.

Over­all best per­former and form E stu­dent, Teko Mokonyane, walked away with a new white blazer, tro­phy, Parker pen and pen­cil as well as a badge. He also won an award for the best per­former in science.

Ad­dress­ing the stu­dents, Ms Se­tu­ru­mane said the sky was the limit for them as long as they ap­plied them­selves and re­mained fo­cused.

“It is im­por­tant to take ac­tion af­ter ac­quir­ing knowl­edge. Teach­ers feed you with in­for­ma­tion and it is up to you to ex­e­cute it in an ap­pro­pri­ate man­ner that will bear you fruits,” Ms Se­tu­ru­mane said.

“Fear and hav­ing no willpower or di­rec­tion are the great­est bar­ri­ers to suc­cess in life. If you fo­cus on what other peo­ple are do­ing, you will waste energy and time on un­nec­es­sary things. In­stead, you should be work­ing on build­ing your fu­ture.

“Ap­pre­ci­ate the fact that your par­ents are strug­gling to pay your fees and don’t de­mand the fancy stuff that well-off kids get. But rather fo­cus on work­ing your way up to the top so that you can change the sit­u­a­tion you grew up in.”

Speak­ing to the Le­sotho Times on the side­lines of the cer­e­mony, 19-year-old Mokonyane said he was work­ing hard to change his life for the bet­ter.

“My mother is a do­mes­tic worker, while my dad is strug­gling in the fac­to­ries of South Africa to of­fer me and my two sis­ters a bet­ter life.

“Ev­ery day af­ter school house­hold chores will be wait­ing for me. Af­ter that, I read from 8pm till 10pm. I wake up again at 3am to re­turn to my books un­til it is time to get ready for school,” Mr Mokonyane said, adding that he as­pires to be­come a doc­tor once he fin­ishes school since he is quite pro­lific in bi­ol­ogy.

On his part, the high school’s prin­ci­pal, Kha­bele Kha­bele, com­mended Thaba-bo­siu Risk So­lu­tions for the ges­ture, which he said had dras­ti­cally im­proved the per­for­mance of the stu­dents.

“In the past, we strug­gled to get even a third class pass from Form E re­sults.

“But, we are very pleased to re­veal that last year we man­aged to send six stu­dents to the Na­tional Univer­sity of Le­sotho,” Mr Kha­bele said.

“Thaba-bo­siu Risk So­lu­tions’ pres­ence here has not only em­pow­ered the stu­dents but changed the lives of the teach­ers as well. Be­cause of their gen­eros­ity, we are still mo­ti­vated to work hard de­spite not hav­ing elec­tric­ity, a proper road net­work and lab­o­ra­to­ries.”

Thirty 12.5kg bags of bread flour and equal amounts of maize meal as well as two pal­lets con­tain­ing 2.5kg of white sugar were given away to stu­dents through a raf­fle.

Twenty jer­seys were also do­nated to those iden­ti­fied by the school as the most needy.

some of boribeng stu­dents who re­ceived var­i­ous prizes on satur­day.

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