This morning (7 June 2017) Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL) donated Pula 200,000 to Maru-a-Pula School’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Fund. BIHL has been making contributions to the fund since 2010, in support of academically gifted students, who do not have the means to attend private school. To date, BIHL has donated Pula 1,400,000 through this partnership, which is an extension of MaP’s SPE program. BIHL PR Manager Tebogo Keepetsoe presented the cheque to MaP Principal Mr Andrew Taylor.
Emmanuel Molefi is one of tens of students who have benefited from the OVC Fund. On completion of his studies last year, he wrote a letter to Mr Taylor where he noted: ”I am greatly thankful for the clothing, school uniform, sporting outfits, pocket money and toiletries provided for me during the course of my time here. Staying in the boarding house allowed me to study in a quiet place. This would have been a different task to carry out if I were not a boarder. For that I am grateful; for providing me with the basic necessities.”
Today, Emmanuel is working for the school as Teacher Aide, while awaiting for the outcome of university applications. He hopes to one day be able to change lives through computer technology. He shared his appreciation with the BIHL group by saying, ”Thank you for your support. It is through your support that we are able to better our lives.”
Read Emmanuel’s letter here.