Thank you Nedbank : The Mophato oa Mants'ase Society

Thank you Nedbank

by Elaine Herbert on 12/23/17

Thank you so much to Nedbank Lesotho for their visit on the 19th December, for providing a new outfit of clothing for each of our children for Christmas, for their gifts of toys and for providing a delicious lunch for the children. We appreciate!

Below is the speech given by Mr. Pheta Setlojoane, Head of Legal and Governance on behalf of the MD Nedbank Lesotho at the Christmas Clothing Handover to Mants’ase Children’s Home.

Presentation by Mr Pheta Setlojoane

"His Majesty King Letsie III, The Right Honourable The Prime Minister, The Honourable President of the Senate, The Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly, The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister, His Majesty’s Cabinet, The Board, Management Committee, and staff and children of Mants’ase Children’s’ Home, Management and staff from Nedbank Lesotho, Distinguished members of the Media, and invited guests; please allow me to say, All Protocol Observed.

I stand here on behalf of the Board, MD, management and staff of Nedbank Lesotho to present clothing and gifts to the children of Mants’ase Children’s Home to help celebrate this wonderful season of Christmas. This is in part to also commemorate the 20 years of Nedbank being a part of the Lesotho history. We trust these gifts will bring cheer and joy to the children. I know that even as adults each one of us is looking forward to receiving something at this time just as a token of love and appreciation; how much more to the children.

As Nedbank, we have a long and fruitful relationship with Mants’ase going back over many years. So it is only befitting that on our 20th anniversary we celebrate with you given the long and cordial relationship we have enjoyed over the past years. Mants’ase is well known for its consistent quality work as an NGO working with destitute and vulnerable children through providing residential care here at the home as well as assisting to reunite children where possible with, their own families. This is a noble work which we are pleased to support as Nedbank Lesotho. The donation we are giving today is but part of our ongoing corporate social investment programmes and our commitment as a local corporate citizen to doing good for the people we serve and the communities in which we operate.  It is also a way of giving back and saying thank you to the Mohale’s Hoek communities and Basotho from all walks of life who have supported us over the past 20 years. 

In closing, I would like to extend my thanks to the Patron of Mants’ase Children’s Home, Her Majesty the Queen, the Mants’ase Board of Trustees, management team, donors, and volunteers who continue to give of their time, skills, and resources to promote the well-being of destitute children by providing a loving, stable home environment, meeting education and nutrition needs of the children, and also strengthening the local community and family structures. May I also use this opportunity to wish everyone here and the nation at large a wonderful and safe Christmas and holiday season.

Kea leboha bo Mme le bo Ntate."

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