Several companies have pledged sponsorship for the planned Kilimanjaro Expedition by Tshwaragano Adventure Trust.
The companies are Motor Centre, Naledi Motors, Willy Kathurima Associates, AT&C Contractors + Engineers, Puma Energy, Akanyang Skinner Associates, and G4S.
The Trust’s Chairman, Tawana Gaolathe, has expressed appreciation for the gesture and appealed for further donations from other corporate bodies and individuals.
Tshwaragano Adventure Trust, an organisation of 10 professionals from different backgrounds, is meant to promote a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, as well as to raise funds for various needy and charitable causes through activities that demand rigorous physical and mental challenge.
The group comprises Tawana Gaolathe (Chairman), Dr Roselyn Mosha (Deputy Chairperson), Marilyn Mosha (Secretary), Mahube Mpugwa, Bakang Tsheboagae, Moraki Mokgosana, Nelson Nareetsile, Mesh Moeti, Tigele Mokobi and Charles Mmelesi.
Members of the Trust have planned an expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, between September 27 ÔÇô October 9, as a fundraising drive for the Cancer Association of Botswana (CAB).
Gaolathe explained that the Trust decided to undertake the mission not only to raise funds for CAB, but also to raise awareness about cancer, which is a leading killer among non-communicable diseases. The condition is associated with unhealthy diet and lack of regular exercise, among other things.
“We felt the need to assist CAB given the organisation’s sterling work towards mitigating cancer as a major health problem in Botswana through its various programmes and support initiatives, though it has limited resources,” Gaolathe said.
As well as regular prevention campaigns, CAB also provides accommodation and medical care to patients while they receive treatment at Princess Marina and Gaborone Private Hospital as well as providing meals for the day. CAB also provides the patients with transport to go to hospitals for their treatment.
Any enquiries about the expedition should be directed to Tigele Mokobi at 7163 43 02.
As print media partner for the Kilimanjaro Expedition, The Sunday Standard will carry regular updates on preparations for the expedition.