BCL constructs facility for children with disabilities
The construction of recreation facility for students with disabilities at Joseph Anderson primary school in Selibe Phikwe has officially started.
The facility is being sponsored by BCL as part of their corporate and social responsibility.
Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony, the general manager for BCL Dan Mahupela said that they wanted to make a difference in the lives of Selebi Phikwe residents.
‘’This is not our first project but one of the biggest we have undertaken so far. We did not have the money so we approached our employees and asked them to donate their leave days. We managed to raise P261 000 and I would like to sincerely thank them for their contribution,’’he said.
Other contributions came from Orapa and Jwaneng mines and Selibe Phikwe Town Council which were P20.000 from the two mines and P10.000 respectively. A fund-raising dinner was also held.
The facility will be built by GSP Construction Company which has pledged to contribute labor for free.
When giving a key note address the mining town’s District Commissioner Daniel Mmualefhe said that the construction of the facility has laid the ground for the true participation of private sector in providing people with disabilities with true economic rights and freedoms.
The president of the customary court Mark Thipe thanked BCL management and its employees for their kind gesture.
“These children need to be appreciated and they will realise that they are part of the society and this building will show them that we really care and appreciate them,” he said.