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NAHPA hands over donation to Ditshegwane primary.

National AIDS and Health Promotion Agency (NAHPA) has donated stationery, toiletry and re-usable sanitary pads to Ditshegwane Primary School in Letlhakeng Sub-district.

NAHP coordinator, Mr Richard Matlhare, said one of the agency's initiatives was to have a compassionate heart.

He said their decision to have the heart of giving emanated from the understanding that not all Batswana were privileged, hence the need to extend a helping hand to those in need.

He added that their donation included stationery of 200 exercise books, 120 pens, 144 pencils, 101 sharpeners, 120 rubbers, 100 note books and toiletry.

He said the donation was a contribution of NAHPA staff members who dug from their pockets to help other Batswana in need.

Mr Matlhare further said even though their duty was to promote health and healthy living, it was through education that they could carry out their duties easily.

He said he would contact Ministry od Basic Education permanent secretary, Ms Bridget John, so that they both contribute towards the purchase of photocopying machine for the school.

He commended NAHPA staff for tirelessly working towards the attainment of a compassionate nation since they have made other several donations to different communities across the country.

For his part, principal education officer, Mr Otlaadisang Baleseng, said they appreciated the donation from NAHPA saying it would go a long way in meeting the pupils' needs.

He said it remained God's principle that those who gave to others would be blessed and as such NAHPA staff was blessed indeed.

Mr Baleseng also encouraged pupils to focus on their education since it remained the ultimate weapon for their success.

He expressed his gratitude towards those who continued to remember those who in need and help them to the best of their abilities.

Speaking on behalf of the Parent Teacher Association, Ms Kehakgametse Bathobasele said she appreciated the good gesture shown by NAHPA saying that showed how much they cared and loved others.

She said a donation was a gift that came from the heart and it had been given at the time when some children were in need of stationery and toiletry.

She urged pupils to take the kind gesture seriously and focus on their education to improve their academic performance.

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Publication:Botswana Daily News (Gaborone, Botswana)
Date:Jul 16, 2019
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