FRANCISTOWN: The Orapa, Damtshaa and Letlhakane Mines (ODLM) will on September 15, hold the annual General Manager's walk as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
ODLM initiated the GM’s walk in 2002 with the aim of improving the lives of people around the Boteti region.
In an interview with Mmegi, the walk coordinator Tebatso Hule said that their target is to raise a minimum of P1 million for a charity project in Rakops village.
He said that the funds raised during the walk, would be donated to Tsienyane Primary School particularly to benefit children who live with intellectual disabilities in the school.
Hule said they found it fit to help these children because currently the unit dealing with their condition is facing many challenges.
He said that they have in the past bought a school bus to transport disabled students to school on a daily basis.
Hule indicated that with the new project they are going to revamp the intellectual disability unit at the school to make it more user-friendly to the students.
He further said that they are also going refurnish
“We are also going to assist the students with disabilities with assistive technology tools which can help them succeed in the classroom,” he said.
On board to provide entertainment on the day will be renowned local entertainers such as Lizibo, DJ Sly and DJ Gouvieya.
He said that they choose Rakops area to carry out the CSR because ODLM is located near the area.
Hule disclosed that in the past they have built eight houses to destitute families in the different areas of Boteti region.
He also said that they are currently upgrading the maternity ward of Letlhakane Primary Hospital, which is currently congested.
Also, there engaged in a joint project between ODLM and the business community in their area.
He said that ODLM employees have each contributed P100 while some businesses have pledged to contribute money towards the event as a form of sponsorship.