The renowned South African choral music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at a gala dinner dubbed the ‘night with Ladysmith Black Mambazo for charity’ on May 31 at the UB Indoor Sports Centre
Proceeds of the event will go to Botswana Gender-Based Prevention and Support Centre.
Tsholo Kgotlele, Client Services Executive at Pantone Reign Advertising – the main sponsors of the event – said preparations are at advanced stage for the night show.
Masa Square Hotel and Platinum Water are co-sponsors together with Pantone Reign Advertising.
She said the dinner profits will go to Botswana Gender Based Prevention and Support Centre as a way of giving it financial support in executing its operations to meet its mandate.
Kgotlele said plans are afoot to make the event an annual one with a different non-governmental organisation being chosen every year as a beneficiary from the show’s proceeds.
“This dinner with a highly renowned musical group is all meant for charitable work and this time around on its debut we have selected to sponsor Botswana Gender Based Prevention and Support Centre. Next year a different NGO will be selected for funding as well,” echoed Kgotlele.
Local artists Mpho Sebina and Sereetsi and the Natives are featured in the show.
The CEO of Botswana Gender Based Prevention and Support Centre Lorato Moalosi has expressed gratitude for the noble gesture shown by Pantone Reign Advertising and co-sponsors for keen interest on supporting gender-based violence issues.
Moalosi said the funds raised from the event will help the organisation to fully meet its mandate; bemoaning that as an NGO they have been facing serious financial constraints to fully capacitate their roadmap.
She noted that the money will be used in supporting the initiatives by the organisation such as the shelter that is located in Gaborone, which provides temporary shelter for women and children who are escapees of gender -based violence.
The Botswana Gender Based Violence and Prevention Centre is a non-profit organisation which aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence in Botswana through the provision of temporary shelter, counseling, community education and outreach amongst others.