As part of their on-going commitment to give back to the community and help the less advantaged, Botho University made various donations to two disadvantaged families in Francistown’s Block 9 location on 26th April 2018. The Francistown campus’s Student Representative Council (SRC) built a standpipe for Daniel Fani and donated food hampers and toiletry to Fani and Shimane Johane.

Giving an overview of the project during the hand-over ceremony, Francistown campus Assistant Manager, Moses Poloko revealed that Botho have adopted the presidential initiative of helping those in need within our communities. Poloko explained the donation was also in keeping with Botho’s proud history of contributing to the community. “We did not start today, we have been donating books to brigades, food hampers to SOS, Lephoi centre and other organizations,” he highlighted, adding that the University often gives teaching sessions to junior schools in Francistown and surrounding areas.

“We also contribute to sport, as we often give Francistown teams a platform to practice in our sports grounds for free,” said Poloko.

For his part, area councilor, Gaone Majere applauded Botho University for their desire to help and support those in need.

He described Botho as ‘a virtue in Botswana’, calling the donation a symbol of that. “I’m proud to say that this school, unlike others, is not here to make profit only; they give back to the community,” Majere praised.

The beneficiaries, who both broke down in tears of joy, said they were very grateful for the donation and wished the students well in their studies.

Councillor Majere giving a vote of thanks. Left (Francistown South MP Mr Wynter Mmolotsi; Right –Botho University Francistown Deputy Centre Manager Ms Sylvia Buzwani)

Jul 2018