Limkokwing University of Creative Technology’s Heal the World Foundation has launched a Christmas Carols album at Airport Junction Mall to raise funds for charity.
The Heal The World Foundation is a brain child of the university’s founder Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Limkokwing whereby students accross 12 campauses in three continents conduct various activities to raise funds for charity across the globe.
The event was attended by among others, Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry Keletso Rakhudu, eBotswana Chairman Mike Klinck, Airport Junction management and Limkokwing management.
The university choir which produced the album performed live, some of the songs from the album. According to Programme Leader for the Sound department, Gideon Shumba the album is a special request by the the university’s founder president after the university choir impressed him at this year’s Botswana graduation ceremony.
In his welcome remarks, Vice President, Corporate and Industry Relations, Mosoma Kgotla said the university used such platforms to inform the nation about opportunities available for them in the industry.
“This album sets the scale towards giving to charity, these are the kinds of efforts that many of our young people should be encouraged to engage in,” he said.
Mercy Rebaone Thebe, Regional Director- Corporate and Industry Relations said Limkokwing University gave them opportunities to engage students in activities that add value to their lives.
She said; “We strive to live by the norm that embraces the fact that giving back to society must be a life-long activity that goes beyond just financial contributions.
“It is our global mission to produce graduates that will channel their energy and their creativity in events that build society and get involved in community work that will add value and meaning into their lives.”
Under the foundation’s banner, Thebe said students had pooled their creative energies to organise and perform in peace concerts around the world, hold charity bazaars, fashion shows and develop music albums.
Before declaring the album launched, Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry, Keletso Rakhudu a music enthusiast quoted the President’s State of the Nation address saying in terms of economic outlook for Botswana, at least the social and personal services sector was growing by 10%. Rakhudu stated that they wanted the figure to grow significantly. “Hence my gratitude and appreciation to Limkokwing University for moving in the right direction,” he said.