Francistown “pales “in comparison to events on its social calendar that its residents can look forward to and enjoy, unlike the capital city Gaborone. One event that is striving to be deeply entrenched as a reoccurring event, is the ‘Annual Bonfire’, which had its first successful maiden occurrence in the winter of 2017 last year.
The Annual Bonfire is an event that kick started last year under the auspices of the special Guru Promotions, a non-profit charity orientated event. Special Guru Promotions was registered in February 2017, with the primary purpose of creating events that would be family orientated, with a strong emphasis on kid activities. All profits generated from the annual Bonfire are earmarked for purchasing quint essential gear like school uniforms and jerseys for under privileged children. According to the special Guru Promotions spokesperson, Mrs Babe Makwinja,“profits from the annual Bonfire go to empowering kids who are less fortunate thus attempting to bridge the poverty gap “, she further went on to add that “lots of orchestrated for the sole purpose of enriching the producers, promoters or artists, unlike such self aggrandizing shows, events by Special Guru Promotions strictly were driven by benefiting the under privileged”,she said. Special Guru Promotions according to Mrs Makwinja, was made up of volunteers, and that every monetary entity generated by their organisation went to the economically disadvantaged.
The theme for the annual Bonfire is “Lighting up the fire to warm the kids’ heart”
Preparations for this year’s upcoming annual Bonfire are at an advanced stage, set to be held at Molapo Leisure Gardens on the Saturday of the 30th of June. Activities will include 5 aside, soccer, quad bike rides, horse back rides and lots of gamesfor the children. Mrs Makwinja implores the Francistown community to attend in large numbers, as it will be a fun filled event and also for a worthy cause. As per the Special Guru Promotions mandate, all monies generated from this event will be channelled to charity, mainly purchasing clothes especially school jerseys for the under privileged children.