Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso has challenged members of the Hlokomela Bana Foundation to apply more concerted efforts towards transforming lives of vulnerable and orphaned children.
This she said during an event held in Maseru whereby she indicated that by so doing, they will be attracting more companies and people of goodwill to donate to the Foundation, thus making it easier for them to fulfill their mandate of helping the needy.
At the event, proceeds collected during Her Majesty’s celebration that was held in June were presented to the Foundation, AVANI Hotels-Lesotho and Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) donated a cheque of M10 000 each, while Botho University donated M3 500.
The Queen added that there are numerous organisations in the country giving back to the needy countrywide, thereby expressing her heartfelt gratitude that her Foundation has been selected as the beneficiary today.
Speaking on behalf of the Hlokomela Bana Foundation, Mrs. Mabataung Mokhathali said the purpose of this Foundation is to support the Queen’s efforts in helping needy children, adding that it does not belong to a certain group of people but belongs to all aspiring to achieve goals and objectives of the Queen in building the children thereby calling upon more Basotho women to join them.
According to her, Hlokomela Bana has been formed to support vulnerable groups such as orphans, thereby thanking the companies for meeting them halfway in order to meet the demand of those in need.
AVANI Hotels Human Resource Manager Mr. Lesekelo Makara highlighted that the donation is part of their Corporate Social Investment (CSI) whereby they aim to assist the needy.
He noted that they are grateful to bring change in lives of children, adding that investing in young generation means investing in the country’s economy.
On the other hand, Mrs.’Mankhole Thakhisi of Botho University said the University was founded in 1997 in Botswana with the aim of shaping future for children, adding that they therefore found it befitting to also contribute towards transforming lives of the needy children in Lesotho.
Sharing the same sentiments, Mrs. Makatleho Noosi from LHDA challenged local businesses to take this as an example, saying they should also be take part in transforming the lives of local communities.
Hlokomela Bana was formed in the 1980s by the late Queen ‘Mamohato Bereng Seeiso to provide care and support for some of the most vulnerable children in Lesotho.