As Botho College celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, it has identified 15 charities across the cities of Gaborone, Francistown and Maun to assist in cash or kind in a bid to improve its people’s standards of living.
The initiative, called “15 Ways of Giving More” is aimed at making the anniversary celebrations more meaningful. The charities identified cover a wide spectrum of people from infants, street children, orphans, victims of abuse and disabled people to the elderly.
On August 18 , all the three Botho College campuses conducted donations in cash or kind to the identified charities in their respective locations. Each Department at Botho College had adopted a charity and spent time at the Charity also organizing the logistics. The total value of the donations made as part of this initiative is more than P75 000.00. The Director of Poverty Eradication, Ms Chada Koketso was the Chief Guest at the event in Gaborone and accompanied the Botho College team, along with other invited guests to visit each of these charities .
Some of the beneficiaries of this initiative include Touchline, Childline, Kamogelo Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Bagodi Ba Rona, Mochudi Resource Centre for the Blind, Dineletsana and Ray of Hope in Gaborone.
In Francistown the beneficiaries were SOS Childrens Village, Light and Courage and the Le Phoi School for the Blind. In Maun the charities donated to are Bana ba Letsatsi and Thuso Rehabilitation Centre. Donation items included bunk beds, double doors, basic food and grocery items, school bags and shoes, blankets etc.
“Our senior management, board of directors, staff, student representative council and student volunteers are all joining together to make this event possible. We are truly thankful to the community for supporting us through these years. Botho College truly believes in giving more, doing more,’’ reads a statement from the institution.