Adventurous Tshwaragano Trust

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 07 February 2017   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Adventurous Tshwaragano Trust

Ten different professionals with shared passion for health were all it needed to bring Tshwaragano Adventure Trust to life. That was in 2012 and now counting back various needy and charitable organisations can vouch about the difference the Trust has made in their lives. Chaired by Mahube Mpugwa, members of the Trust have over the years engaged in various fund raising ventures. They have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Everest on the border between Nepal and Tibet – raising P250 000 in each, which was then donated to the Cancer Association of Botswana (CAB). Last year they undertook a 10-day cycling Literacy Challenge expedition from Shakawe to Gaborone, donating 600 books to 10 identified schools along the way. The members also spent time with students and teachers to encourage a culture of reading and keeping physically fit. The Trust’s spokesperson, Nondwe Ngcongco, said that this shows the commitment that the trust has in changing lives because both expeditions raised the much needed funds for the association as well as helped spread the cancer awareness message. “The Trust hopes that its expeditions will inspire others to form health clubs that will encourage members to take a serious look at lifestyles that adversely affect health and make the necessary adjustment,” she said. One of the other things that they have done was the handing over of an electric wheelchair worth P75 000 to a car accident survivor. Ngcongco said it is important for people to appreciate and recognise good deeds like those done by the Trust because they have proven to be heroes and heroines who have made an impact in the society even though they remain unsung. “Selflessness is an act of being concerned with the needs of others than their own, and Tshwaragano Adventure Trust, for me they are heroes in their own right for dedicating their lives to promote and make a difference in people’s lives,” she said. She said at the moment the trust is looking for a new expedition for this year.