Qacha’s Nek, Oct. 21 — At least 25 United Primary School pupils have received hygiene kits from the Lesotho Association of Teachers (LAT), Qacha’s Nek branch.
The hygiene kits consist of essential items such as bar soaps, washing powder, toothpaste, toothbrush and Vaseline amongst others.
This according to LAT Branch Chairperson, Mr. Ts’epang Nts’oane, who is also Waterfall Primary teacher marks the commemoration of women’s month which is observed annually in August and their way of giving back to the community.
He said they failed to celebrate in August due to other vital commitments hence their decision to celebrate today piloting this initiative at United.
“The initiative will make its way to other schools until we finish all the primary schools because we care for pupil’s education,” he said.
On behalf of the recipients, he thanked LAT for the gesture saying it will help his family.
United Primary Principal, Mr. Katiso Lekolomi commended LAT for the gesture revealing that they are grateful as there are many underprivileged children.
“COVID-19 made things worse and now some pupils do not even have school uniforms due to vulnerability, this will have a positive impact on them. It is an honor that it was piloted at our school,” he said.
LAT is a primary and post primary teachers union which was founded in 1986 with the goal of safeguarding all the socio economic and professional rights of teachers in Lesotho as they are enshrined in the ILO/UNESCO recommendations on status of teachers.