Boitekanelo college extends helping hand

Boitekanelo College reaching out to Kelebonye Mokibe
Boitekanelo College reaching out to Kelebonye Mokibe

As part of their social responsibility, Boitekanelo College on Friday donated food, toiletry, gas and blankets to four underprivileged people in Tlokweng. The College operates from Tlokweng.

The event started with  litter picking activity around the Kgotla to help keep the environment clean and safe for Tlokweng residents.

Giving the objectives of the program, the Principal of Boitekanelo Isabella Magetse said the staff and students of Boitekanelo came up with the initiative to help the disadvantaged persons in Tlokweng. “Our institution focuses on health therefore we wanted to share our services with the whole community,” she said. Magetse said initially they were supposed to bring their health services to the people but time  constraints hindered that effort.

In addition the Student Representative Council(SRC) President of Boitekanelo  College Modisaotsile Monyama said they conducted an assessment around Tlokweng to identify the four  underprivileged persons.  “We managed to choose four individuals of low income who needed the support,” he said. Monyama added that they were looking for people who could not do anything to help themselves. “As students of Boitekanelo  College we have learnt a lot from this and we will continue the spirit of compassion across all Batswana,” he said.

The four disabled chosen people included Kelebonye Mokibe, a 47-year-old amputee woman who received food, blanket, toiletry and a heater. The next one was a 16-year-old paraplegic boy who received a blanket, food and toiletry. A visually impaired 18-year-old woman Baratang Kgomo also got food, blanket, stove, gas and toiletry. Another disabled person,  28-year-old Khumo Utlwang  also  received a wheelchair, food, toiletry and clothing.

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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