The Itekanele Health scheme last week took their corporate social responsibility program to Moshopa Village in the Tswapong area where they were guest speakers and chief financiers of an event in which students and teachers of Moshopa Primary School, the VDC and the village youth had asked for funding from the company to donate food clothes and blankets to the needy in that village.
Speaking at the ceremony, Itekanele’s Medical Director, Rajesh Madala, said that the event was synonymous with the ideals and beliefs of the company. He said that as a medical aid provider for the low income earners, their main objective is to provide for the less privileged members of the community through affording them quality health care.
Madala said that quality health care is a right that must be enjoyed by all regardless of their socio-economic status.
”This kind of event where you share the little that you have with the less privileged is a testimony that as Batswana, we all live the Botswana vision, and it is through such activities that all our dreams and wishes will be realized,” he said.
He challenged everyone present to introspect and ask themselves what it is that they can do to help.
“At Itekanele, we dream of a Botswana that is clean, a Botswana that is free of hunger, a Botswana that has its entire people employed and a healthy Botswana. We commit P 3000 every year for this activity,” he said, encouraging the villagers to make the event an annual happening as Itekanele will be there to lend support every year.
Madala revealed that by August 2008 they would have opened four more centers in Palapye, Tsabong, Kasane and Maun to spread their footprints throughout Botswana.