ELO gives back to the community after successful annual event
THE Eco Lubombo Organisation (ELO) and partners have since made a donation to various community support groups as part of its mandate, which is improving the livelihood of people under the Lubombo region.
The groups are; community police, community health care givers and soup kitchens from different communities who were yesterday handed working material.
The donation was made by Lubombo Regional Administrator Sylvia Mthethwa, who is also the Chairperson of ELO. The donation was made possible by organisations such as World Vision, Premier Bakery and stakeholders of ELO.
ELO is made of partners such as the ministry of tourism and environment affairs, traditional leaders, MPs, Swaziland National Trust Commission (SNTC) and the general public.
When presenting the donation, Mthethwa first thanked members of the public for partaking in the organisation’s annual event, which is the Magadzavane-Mlawula Challenge Walk. The RA highlighted that the organisation used proceeds from the walk to donate to the different organisations. She said the organisation was committed to its primary goal, which is using all proceeds of the annual event towards the development of the region while ensuring it becomes a centre of tourism in the near future.
Mthethwa noted that for any area to attain sustainable development, security must first be at high levels. She said it was for this reason that the organisation donated working material to community police to ensure that crime was minimised in the communities.
The RA further commended the contribution made by health care givers in the communities, noting that people in the communities now had a better understanding of health issues through such groups.
The organisation, therefore, found it proper to encourage community health givers, who are mainly women, by giving them working material. In the meantime, two soup kitchens under Moyeni and Makhewu were also presented with food parcels. Mthethwa said this was to ensure that needy children who depend on the soup kitchens have something to eat. Mthethwa then urged members of the public to partake in next year’s challenge walk.
She highlighted that by joining the event, one would be contributing to the livelihood of needy people and the development of the region.
GIVING BACK: Siteki community police leader Kaizer Mathonsi receives working material from Chief Maliwa Maziya while Lubombo RA Sylvia Mthethwa and Ndabazabantu Khumalo look on.