By T’soloane Mohlomi

MASERU – For the 11th year in a row the Finite Women’s Appreciation Awards have grown in leaps and bounds to reach the enviable position they retain today. Being the brain child of  pioneering women who continuously intend to leave an exceptional impact in their communities, these awards have rewarded and lauded outstanding women from all walks of life, giving them a platform to be celebrated and presenting a sense of hope for a brighter future –  shared and inclusive .

However the multitude of our past successes, it would be utterly fragrant not to concede that we couldn’t have done it all by ourselves, and as a matter of fact, if it wasn’t for the valued support we received from our esteemed sponsors, this event would have remained a pipe dream.

So to all our valued sponsors, we thank you for the unwavering support you afforded us over the years, it is evident that you believe in our virtuous principles, as you have stood tall and firm beside us in our fight and plight to uplift and motivate, trailblazing women in this country. It is through your outstanding support that we never at any point fell on the wayside, and were able to wither the storm, as we emerged year on year to deliver a remarkable spectacle.

In this year’s instalment, our beloved sponsors include a collage of enterprises residing mostly in the private sector, and the following corporations are official event sponsors this year.

Bam Group Foundation. The Bam Group Foundation will be offering sponsorship through the supply of trophies to winners and as well as packages to the runner ups, they are the main sponsors this year. The Bam group Foundation will also provide certificates to 70 nominees in the award ceremony, and an additional 30 certificates for the ultimate finalists.

The Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Lesotho, is tipped to provide extensive support in the media sector, with event management support provided through the ushering services which are to be rendered during the event. They will also provide media coverage during the event.

 Local Cultural Agency, Maru a Pula Arts and Culture Agency, will avail a total of 10 ushers’ during the event, while their agency’s reigning pageant beauty Queens will take up roles of assisting and supporting award presenters with handing awards over’s to the winners. On the performance side they will provide a total of two Artists, in the form of poets, and one musician who is tipped to serenade the crowd on the day.

In the soft drink division, Beverage giant Coca – Cola Lesotho and Schweppes will provide non-alcoholic beverages in the VIP section, while financial services provider Letshego has provided cash sponsorship and financed the event’s marketing campaign on local radio platforms.

In the catering sector, Mosh school of Catering will be entrusted in providing top notch catering services during the two day events. Lephatsa Attorneys & Consultants have vowed legal sponsorship by pledging to provide free, Final Will & Testimony drafting to five lucky attendees on the night.

Mahlakapese Guest House and Scenery Guest House, have both provided cash sponsorships. Other sponsors include a prolonged list which include, Twin Talk, who will provide a motivational session, Informative newspaper is to provide event advertising, while Gifted hands, will provide branded trays for the award winners.

Joy of life has pledged 10 product hampers, with Business Doctors subsequently pledging five coaching sessions for the 10 elected winners.

10 vouchers for curtain accessories are to be provided by Khesa Girls, while Bam Promotions are providing promotional material.

The following is a detailed list of all other corporations, and what they will provide for the event.

Dear Bella – to provider Menstruation care package including sanitary towels, Inkredible Ink – Certificate printing service for winners, Metropolitan Lesotho – 10 hamper gifts, Malivo Hats to provide ladies hats, Miss Jaye Contour, The cookies Kingdom & Natty Cakes – will provide Cakes, Phela Mine – Capital stock, ‘Melesi Lodge to provide a one night stay for two (inclusive of Breakfast, Package 1) and lunch or dinner for two (2nd Voucher).

Med Agricultural suppliers – to provide 10 farming packages, Golden Rose – 10 hair product hampers, The vibe nail bar – 10 nail vouchers, Comforts & Lights –  10 lights packages, Health Direct Pharmaceuticals – 10 psychological sessions, Umbrella Boutique – to dress Lefate Music Group, The Little Details – overall decor, Lapeng laundry – Laundry vouchers for 10 winners & five audience members.

Singer Events & Decor – Photo Booth decor,  Bokamoso – Goat Soap sponsorship, Chop – A – Chop – Canned Vegetable hamper, Naleli Pretty Products – Petroleum Jelly, glycerine, hair food, Auth Cafe’ – Pizza vouchers to each finalists in the hospitality category. Success Creative’s – Slippers for three finalists of one category, Hatty Recycling training session voucher.

Bosiu Consult – Books and d talks. Luk ‘Amazing Fashion House – Fashion vouchers.  Mlex Beauty Spa is to provide one massage voucher for winner in the beauty and fashion category and Prestige Furniture will provide the VIP lounge area on the day.

The media partners for this event are Newsday Newspaper, PMR, Mafeteng Community, Informative Newspaper, Motjoli FM, Weekly Observer, The Mail,