The Botswana Building Society Bank (BBS) last week donated P24 000 worth of farming equipment and building materials to disabled students at Aerodrome Primary School in Francistown as part of its corporate social responsibility projects.
The donation is also part of the bank’s efforts to support the disabled children in their agricultural lessons and projects.
Speaking on behalf of the bank during the hand-over ceremony, the BBS Head of Finance, Pearl Ramokate Nkwane, reminded the participants that BBS is not a finance institution that is only profit oriented, but also has the needs of the community at heart.
“As BBS, we are not only a financial institution that is racing after profits; we have the plight of the community in which we do business in at heart. This agricultural equipment will help instil the passion for farming in these children. Disability is not inability, therefore we need to support these children and direct them towards a bright future,” she said.
Nkwane added that the bank has also been engaged in a number of charity projects as it recently built a library worth P800 000 for Letswai Primary School in Zutshwa Village.
She also added that they donated P35 000 to the local athletes who participated at the recent Olympic games in England. She pleaded with different organizations and members of the community to try and give their support to the disadvantaged members of the society.
“We all have to stand up together and support the disadvantaged members of our society,” she said.
Aerodrome Primary School, which is located in the Francistown West Constituency, has 782 students, 74 of whom are disabled.