Botswana’s 1st lady teams with BTC to raise funds for charity

Moshupa, Botswana — The much anticipated BTC Foundation Charity Walk scheduled for 27 April will see Botswana’s First Lady, Neo Jane Masisi returning home to join her in-laws in Moshupa and raise funds for the underprivileged as a chief walker.

The walk, which is divided into two parts – the 15km and 30km with a registration fee of P150 and P200 respectively is expected to attract multitudes of walkers among them government officials, BTC staff, the Bogosi and other passionate well-wishers.

The charity walk held under the theme ‘walk to change lives’ was launched in Moshupa last week Thursday, when the BTC Foundation Chairperson, Michael Mothobi said his organization was founded in 2014 to manage all BTC Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agendas across the country, and if fully administered by a board of directors.

Dignitaries taken on a pre walk tour, herewith some of the terrain for the walk

Mothobi who is a regular participant of local walks was also delighted that his foundation has included a charity walk in their to-do list as it’s also in line with wellness and sports development.

He further thanked the Masisis for having seen it fit to honour their event despite her tight schedule.”A charity walk has two benefits – it’s healthy as its part of an exercise. It’s also an upliftment remedy to someone in the society, so this wont be a competition but a get together where we will all unite over charity.” 

“This won’t be the first charity walk with the BTC Foundation as last year in Ramotswa, we walked with Ramotswa School for the Deaf where we also donated hampers specific to their daily misfortunes. We therefore urge the Moshupa community to participate in the walk.

Kgosi Kebinatshwene of Manyana

We have put Registration fee to help us raise more funds as possible and also what the foundation will add on. We are also honored that the First Lady Masisi has agreed generously to be the chief walker.”

Kgosi Kebinatshwene Mosielele said it has been the DNA of Batswana to show remorse to those who are less privileged.  He thus gave courage to his people to register in large numbers to lure BTC to make the walk an annual event as it will also contribute to local tourism in his area.

“We are a caring society as Batswana and we have acknowledged that we differ in wealth, so such humbling gestures by the BTC Foundation comes in handy and goes a long way. We have orphans and people with disabilities that need help. We can all improve their livelihood as a collectively.”

BTC Foundation Chairperson, Michael Mothobi

“I urge our people to participate to reduce non-communicable diseases as the government spends more funds in dealing with medicals of such, something we can cure through maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” he concluded.

Furthermore, the media was also taken on a guided tour of the 30km charity walk terrain that has different challenges ranging from rocky, sandy, steeps, slopes and water streams with a panoramic view of the Moshupa and Manyana hills.

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