Stanbic Bank Botswana brought smiles to the faces of children of Metsimotlhabe village this past Saturday by donating a brand new recreational park.
The recreation centre consists of a security fence, playground, swings, towers, see-saw, hop scotch and benches to the combined value of P60,000.00.
Amongst those in attendance at the handover event were the village Kgosi, members of parliament, councilors and members of the community.
Speaking at the handover ceremony Performance and Analysis Manager Keagisitswe Magacha said: “Healthy exercise is necessary to the growth and development of every child and a sense of neighbourhood and community play cannot be overemphasised.
We are incredibly proud of our Finance department for such a heart-warming initiative and pleased to be a part of such a worthwhile, wonderful project.”
The outdoor play gym equipment is expected to afford the children the necessary physical training and social interactive skills during play along with a healthy dose of fun.
It is hoped that the playground will encourage greater outdoor play as well as the development of the children’s fine and gross motor coordination skills, social and interactive skills, and sense of community spirit.
Reiterating Magacha’s statement Stanbic Bank Public Relations Manager Ruth Lorato Modisane said she believes the new play equipment will also assist the parents and community of Metsimotlhabe in getting the children to exercise and have more interactive play sessions.
“This is a long term investment that will allow the children to experience the joy and laughter that comes from enjoying a play area which all children rightfully deserves,” said Modisane.