NEDBANK Lesotho on Thursday donated five touch screen Dell desktop computers and one laptop to the Lesotho Catholic Bishop Conference Secretariat.
Speaking at the handover, Nedbank’s Head of Retail and Distribution, Moeketsi Mafereka, said although they are in business fort reward, they are also passionate about improving the lives of Basotho.
He expressed gratitude to the Catholic Secretariat for its overwhelming work towards improving the level of education in the country adding that education was crucial for any country’s progress.
“We really appreciate the work being done by this office because there is nothing more important than education,” Mr Mafereka said.
Mr Mafereka said Nedbank remained prepared to assist the Catholic Secretariat in its endeavor to improve the quality of education adding that the office should not hesitate to seek assistance.
Our education must improve. We are aware of the state of our country’s economy. We need more young minds to improve it and they can only do that through education,” Mafereka said.
Also present at the event was the head of Lesotho Catholic Bishop Conference, Archbishop Tlali Lerotholi, who congratulated the office staff for being the beneficiaries of Nedbank’s generous donation. He also thanked Nedbank for investing in education which he said was the key to success.
Former Educational Secretary at the Catholic Schools Secretariat, Teboho Tolo, said: “Today proves the warm relations that we have with Nedbank and we are grateful for this gesture of kindness they have shown to us”.
“As part of the big projects the church has carried out, we have seen the great need of universal access to education and having built a number of schools in Lesotho, we have been working closely with Nedbank.
“Over the years, in our close cooperation with Nedbank, the institution has helped us build 10 schools with assistance worth about M1 million.”
He said technology was crucial in the modern day.
“This generous donation comes in handy as it will make our work easier as everything is better done using computers,” Mr Tolo said.