As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Statistics Botswana (SB) donated 58 mattresses and cutlery to Rankoromane School in Otse on the 31 May, 2017.
On his official handing over remarks, SB Senior Corporate Communication Officer Mr. Temba Sibanda said the donation marked a new beginning and hopefully Rankoromane School and SB will have a formidable long lasting partnership.
He explained that the donated material will help students to live a dignified life as they will be able to sleep well and have meals in decent plates.
“Today’s donation of mattresses and cutlery here in Rankoromane is good gesture as it will help students live a dignified life as they will be able to sleep well and have meals in decent plates,” he said.
Mr. Sibanda also said that he was optimistic that the mattresses and cutlery would play an important role in the kids `s lives and will also propel the learning environment to be conducive.
He added that SB was thrilled to be able to get involved with Rankoromane School community as all children deserve the feeling of comfort, safety and security that comes with these basic needs.
He also high lightened about SB background as being a parastatal organization under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development mandated amongst others, to provide stakeholders with official statistical information in the different areas.
“This information is used for policy and program formulation, planning and decision making. In our course of work, we interact with different households, businesses, all over the country to collect this information,” he said.
Mr. Sibanda also encouraged students to study hard so that they can reach their intended goals to prove that indeed Disability is not Inability.
For her part, senior teacher at Rankoromane School Ms. Margaret Titus thanked SB’s generous gesture and assured them that the donation will go a long way in helping the leaners to live a dignified life and having a meaningful contribution towards the country.
Giving a background of the school Ms Titus said the school opened its doors in 1974 and it enrolls students from all over the country.
She reiterated that the school syllabus is for standard 1 to 7 students and they are taught technical subjects.
Outlining their achievements she said the school has produced graduates who are now contributing to Botswana`s economy.