In an effort to improve the quality of the education system of Botswana, two self proclaimed sports enthusiasts and bicycle riders, Seinyatseng Modise and Bathusi Mfolwe, will embark on a 1000 km bicycle journey to raise funds for the ‘Thuto ke Lesedi Trust.’
According to the founder of the trust, Seinyatseng Mfolwe, their aim and objectives for raising funds on this journey includes but is not limited to creating development projects for providing academic and career counseling to primary school leavers, junior certificate graduates and Botswana General Certificate of secondary Education (BGCSE) graduates.
“We have a desire to re-enforce the culture of academic excellence in the beneficiaries of the trust by providing the beneficiaries with life skills at the early stages of their personal development,” said Modise. Aimed at providing the beneficiaries with social skills the Thuto ke Lesedi Trust also intends to facilitate skills development amongst the beneficiaries.
He added that through the cycle, they would like to mobilise resources by networking through partnerships with potential sponsors whom they have not yet identified. “We need to improve the quality of life of the less privileged. “We have since learnt that some students have not been performing well on their academics so we would like to intervene.”
He also mentioned that funds from the cycle will be used to pay for school fees, uniforms, toiletries, study materials and tutorial support for under privileged students.
The journey which is expected to start on January 26 in Gaborone will end in Maun on January 29.