The Libyan Embassy on Friday presented the patron of Masiela Trust Fund, Margret Nasha, with a donation of 500 school bags. The bags were handed over at the Libyan Embassy in Gaborone, as part of the embassy’s support for less privileged children.
The donations were from the Libyan Fund for Investment Promotion. The Libyan Mission in Botswana is one of the oldest, having opened office in 1977. The embassy office started operating in 2004. Since then relations between Botswana and Libya have grown tremendously, and the two countries have exchanged a number of official visits.
“The school bags will go a long way in building the dignity and the morality of the children supported by Masiela Trust Fund, and will support the government of Botswana in achieving its Vision 2016 Pillar of creating an educated and informed nation” said acting Libyan ambassador Mohamoud Ameer.
The gesture was part of the Fund for Investment Promotion’s corporate social responsibility of supporting charitable organizations by providing material assistance and implementing relief programs in situation of disasters and emergencies.
When receiving the donations, Nasha thanked the Libyan Embassy for their support in dealing with problems of poverty and HIV AIDS.
“Masiela will work together with government and non-governmental organizations to help identify the orphans who deserve these beautiful gifts, particularly kinder garden children and primary school kids,” she said.