“They Are Our Best Chance for The Future” – Morulane
· Cresta takes covid-19 fight to schools to combat the pandemic
· Spike in cases in learning environments drives hotel chain to action
· Over 2000 masks donated to schools in Maun and Kasane, move goes national
Hotel, tourism and hospitality group Cresta Marakanelo Limited has donated over 2000 masks to Matlapana Primary School in Maun and Chobe Community Junior Secondary School in Kasane to help in the fight against COVID-19 in less privileged communities.
The growing numbers of COVID- 19 cases amongst schools, students and teachers led Cresta to act swiftly in providing the much-needed resources to help protect the learning environment. Chobe Community Junior Secondary School and Matlapana Primary School are the first beneficiaries of the initiative which is expected to be rolled out nationwide.
“This is not just a fight for our economic revival and our lives. This is a fight for our future. Children are our best chance for hope. Our assurance for a tomorrow rests with them and their survival. The donation of these masks is our way of helping communities in the country during this difficult period. Schools are faced with the challenge of providing enough essential items such as sanitizers, washbasins and more for their students.”
Cresta is committed to playing its part in making sure that the virus does not penetrate any further in the learning environment. We are in this fight together and it is important that we protect students and teachers; augment Government’s efforts in fighting this pandemic” notes Cresta Marakanelo Limited Managing Director Mokwena Morulane.
This donation is made possible through the collaboration between the hotel chain and Contemporary Linen.
Both schools expressed gratitude towards the donation they received, stating that it was already a challenge to provide every student with a face mask and other required resources that are used to protect one from the COVID- 19 pandemic.
“We are grateful for Cresta’s support to help us create a safe environment in our schools and offices. These critical supplies, combined with basic safety precautions, such as regular hand-washing and social distancing, will help protect our teachers, students, and their families,” stated a combined statement from Chobe Community Junior Secondary School and Matlapana Primary School.
In the coming weeks Cresta will be focusing on academic institutions in Francistown and Gaborone. Cresta was one of the first hotels to provide its facilities in Gaborone and Francistown to the Government for quarantine purposes at the critical stages of the Republic’s battle with the pandemic in March this year.