OLDM General Manager Dr Adrian Gale said the sponsorship was the first of its kind at Debswana and that it was an indication of the company’s commitment to the country’s education system.
He said their aim was to continue investing more on projects that will ensure the creation of an impeccable legacy for children.
“The ‘Adopt –A- School’ initiative by the Ministry of Education and Skills Development aims at facilitating long term private sector participation in the delivery of quality education and training.
We therefore found it fit to embrace this noble idea.
This funding will be used in various projects which include the building of a classroom, staff housing and new and refurbished fully fledged library among other,” said Gale.
He believes the gesture will go a long way in making a positive difference in the children’s lives and future.
Gale said giving the school a facelift would inspire both teachers and pupils to improve on their performance.
In her remarks Mokoboxane school head Francinah Masole thanked Debswana for reaching out to her school.
She said staff housing was a major concern and that they had been holding classes under trees due to lack of infrastructure.
She also said it was discouraging especially in an area that is remote and hard hit by poverty.
“There are days when I come to school into my small office and my eyes will be filled with tears as I see our future leaders learning in harsh dusty conditions.
Most of them do not have uniform or even shoes during winter season.
I must be honest that I had submitted my request for a transfer as I could not survive another year but today Debswana has given me a reason to withdraw it,” said Masole.