Econet Golf Day on tomorrow

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Bataung Moeketsi

ALL is on course for tomorrow’s Econet Golf Day at Maseru Golf Club.

Now in its second edition, the tournament will be followed by a gala dinner at Maseru Avani later in the evening.

The tournament is meant to raise funds for Econet’s Higherlife Foundation. Last year the tournament raised M400 000.

Sixty-four golfers will participate in the four-ball tournament, which will tee off with a 9-course handicap course at 8am. The day’s events will conclude with a gala dinner at Maseru Avani where winners will receive their prizes and pledges will be made by donors in support of the foundation.

Members of last year’s winning team comprising of Edmore Mangwana, Kolo Libetso, Ladi Martins and Hopolang Letsunyane will also take part this year.

Higherlife Foundation was founded in 1996 by the Econet Group founders, Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa, and was introduced in Lesotho in 2011.

Every year Econet Lesotho offers scholarships to Lesotho nationals below the ages of 18 in Forms A to D who attend church, government or community schools.

Through the tournament, the telecommunications giant has so far helped over 300 Basotho youths and has raised over M74 million.

Econet public relations officer Puleng Litabe told the Lesotho Times that all preparations for the event were on course. She said Lesotho had many orphans hence they hope to raise as much money as possible.

“The purpose of this event is to raise additional funds because Econet is already setting aside two percent of its annual revenue to support our charity organisation, Higherlife Foundation Lesotho,” Ms Litabe said.

“The foundation’s mandate is to help educate orphans and vulnerable children in the country. Seeing as we are setting aside that amount, we need additional funds because there are many disadvantaged children who require assistance,” Ms Litabe said.

 

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