Students and staff of Kubung Primary School are overjoyed following the donation of a Water and Garden project by GetBucks company. This is expected to help improve skills of the students. The Water and Garden project include a 10 000 litre Jojo tank which was installed to alleviate the shortage of water as well as the effects of drought affecting the area. It also includes garden tools such as wheelbarrows, spades, rakes and watering cans. The project forms part of the Ministry of Educations and Skills Development’s Adopt-A-School Initiative.
Speaking at the handover on Friday GetBucks Botswana Managing Director Martin de Kork said they strongly believe in identifying corporate social initiatives that make a difference in promoting community growth and development. De Kork said gardening has always been part of Batswana’s lives but the water projects they installed will help take it to another level. “Our aim is to equip the Kubung Primary school students with the knowledge and skills in both food production and nutrition. We hope to ultimately make a sustainable difference to the community’s long-term livelihood prospects,” he said.
GetBucks started their relationship with Kubung Primary school in 2015 when they heeded to the Ministry of Education and Skills Development’s plea for companies to adopt schools. The company adopted Kubung Primary school in July 2015 and committed to a long term relationship providing on going assistance to develop areas that are most in need of attention. GetBucks has since given students school uniforms which included jerseys, shoes and socks. On Friday, in addition to the water project the 300 or so students each received learning aids to help them in their studies.
A representative for Botswana Education Hub, Billy Loeto urged the students, teachers and parents to take care of the items donated so that they give the intended benefits. “We do not want to hear that these things are sold by parents in a pursuit to generate some income. This is what we always hear is happening in some areas,” cautioned Loeto.