Monday 16 November 2013 saw BIC donate 52 000 pens distributed locally by Global Holdings to 28 senior secondary schools across Botswana.
Minister of Education and Skills Development, Honourable Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi was guest of honour who received the pens on behalf of the schools across Botswana.
The donation from BIC is part of a Pan African strategy that looks to contribute positively to education.
This hand over, was done in conjunction with the ministry of education to echo the importance of education and the contribution it makes to shaping these children’s futures.
To execute this donation BIC has donated52 000 pens to local schools.
BIC Marketing Manager Millicent Quoilin said, ‘We understand how important it is for a significant number of students to have simple school utensils.
Having the basic school necessities means students will not have to worry about how they will fully participate in classroom activities.
Children need to learn to read and write and so we have made it possible by this handover today.
Botswana is one of the many communities we wish to make a difference in and we hope this effort is heartfelt and makes a genuine impact.’
Minister Venson-Moitoi said, “As a Government and as a Ministry, we respect the dignity of all people, by working cooperatively and collaboratively with others, and by becoming engaged in the hopes and aspirations of our wider community.
By BIC coming forward and donating as many as 52 000 pens to our pupils it’s a gesture to show their dedication in facilitating and nurturing our young learners’ futures of which we greatly appreciative.
This primarily means that every senior school student in the country will receive a pen as there are a total of 50100 students at senior secondary level.
These efforts demonstrate that we recognise and liberate the potential within each child, especially those disadvantaged, so they can be valued and productive members of society.”