Gamodubu — The Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) has donated a porta cabin valued at P450 000 to Gamodubu Child Care Trust (GCCT) to help reduce congestion.
The porta cabin to be used as a day care centre features three classrooms and four toilets and has the capacity to accommodate a maximum of 65 pupils.
Speaking at the official handing over, DTC Botswana Corporate Social Investment Board chairman, Advocate Abraham Keetshabe said they were grateful for partnering with Gamodubu Child Care Trust as it gave them the opportunity to execute their mandate.
Advocate Keetshabe commended the trust for the remarkable difference it was making in the lives of the children saying their efforts were recognised and that the donors would continue supporting the center.
"We are proud to be associated with GCCT, which I am aware is a center for children who are orphaned, living with disabilities, HIV affected and community children who require care and compassion, therefore, I want to commend them and notify them that we recognise their efforts and good work hence the need to extend this noble gesture," said Advocate Keetshabe.
While DTC Botswana sought to maintain a profitable business environment he said, it also focused on enhancing its reputation and the well-being of the community by empowering them through the Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme.
He also stated that it was through such organisations that they ensured the achievement of their CSI mandate of contributing resources towards the improvement, development and creating a legacy of sustainability to the lives of the community.
"Partnering with Gamodubu Child Care Trust is just one of the many initiatives DTCB undertakes to give back and grow communities across our nation," he explained and encouraged the GTCC to take care and fully utilise the porta cabin.
Gamodubu Child Care Trust board chairperson, Ms Shathani Ngada commended DTCB for the assistance, saying the love and compassion they have for children, enabled them to achieve their mandate amidst challenges.
Ms Ngada stated that the trust which had 237 registered orphans and vulnerable children provided, coaching on life and survival skills, moral education, family values and behavioral styles to reduce OVC's by 50 per cent by the year 2036.
However, she stated that even though they were trying their best to achieve their mission, they were limited by challenges such as shortage of accommodation.
Source : BOPA