Bokomo Botswana donated food hampers worth P8 000 to Tlamelong and Tshidilo Rehabilitation Centres.
This gesture was made as part of Bokomo’s effort to play a positive role in the lives of people living with disabilities.
“We are more than happy to show our support for Tlamelong and Tshidilo Rehabilitation Centres. It is our corporate social responsibility to care for the less fortunate,” said Operations Manager of Bokomo Botswana, Phenyo Masilonyane at the official hand over of the hampers in Tlokweng.
In February, Bokomo held a radio competition, entitled “My Sugar Coated Valentine.”
The competition gave two winners the opportunity to choose a charity that would receive Bokomo hampers. The competitors were to recite their Valentine poems that had to have the words Pure or Sugar in it. Members of the public called in and chose who they felt deserved to win.
One of the winners, Lesego Nchunga, chose Tlamelong because “it is a Vocational training centre for the physically challenged and that those admitted there are able to learn personal skills that will help them support themselves”.
Tshidilo Rehabilitation Centre, which received the Bokomo food hampers on Friday the 2nd of March, was Kabelo Tlhomelang’s charity of choice. Tshidilo is a home to over two hundred kids affected by different physiological and social problems.
“This opportunity has given me a chance to better someone else’s life,” said Tlhomelang, the second winner of the ‘My Sugar Coated Valentine’ competition.
“Bokomo is a family brand and these centres are part of our family,” added Masilonyane. For years, Bokomo has actively supported organisations that support the less fortunate.
Stepping Stones International is one such organisation and it receives Bokomo products every month.