Continuing with their social responsibility, the First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) Foundation recently handed over a Toyota Quantum Model vehicle, valued at P215, 869 to the Thuto Boswa Rehabilitation Centre in Ramotswa.
The vehicle will be used to transport children from their homes to school, to referral centers and to go for excursions and for any emergency transportation needs.
Thuto Boswa Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit making organisation with an educational facility open to all children with learning disabilities and special needs. The school focuses on those with intellectual disabilities, such as Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy and other developmental delays.
The Center’s buildings are currently being refurbished by FNBB employees from the First Funding Division through the Foundation’s Staff Volunteer Programme, which affords staff members then opportunity to support projects of their choice.
According to the Head of Marketing and Communication, Bomolemo Selaledi, supporting the wider community forms an integral part of FNB Foundations existence. She said the Bank established the FNB Foundation in 2001 as a Trust Fund for purposes of aiding beneficiaries who are in need and deserving of assistance. Children’s welfare is one of FNBB’s key areas of focus and includes Education, Community Care, Arts and Culture and Youth development.
To date, Selaledi revealed that the Foundation has approved donations and pledges amounting to P15.7 million to several organisations.
“The donations have ranged from vehicles, food expenses, research projects, construction of children’s day care centers, to mention but a few,” she started.
Past projects assisted by this FNBB Foundation include Camphill School Rankoromane, Pudulogong Rehabilitation and Development Trust, Legodimo Trust, The House of Hope Trust and Mogoditshane HIV/AIDS Orphanage. Their current projects include Bana Ba Metsi School, Emang Basadi, Galabgwe Counselling Centre, Light and Courage Centre, Okavango Leseding Fish Parasite Project and SOS Children’s village.