The President of Botswana Dr Ian Khama, who is also the patron for the Lady Khama Charitable Trust, handed over vehicles and wheelchairs to the trust beneficiaries on Thursday. The wheelchairs were handed over to Golden Years Group from Maun; a school bus to Masupe Primary School in Maunatlala. Masupe Primary School is a special education unit and they will open in April. The bus will be used to transport learners with disabilities from the six villages surrounding Maunatlala. The Golden Years group is a charitable organisation that provides support for senior citizens and people living with a disability by giving them companionship.
The Chinese ambassador to Botswana Zheng Zhuqiang donated Lady Khama Charity a van from China Aid to the Charitable Trust. Zhuqiang commended President Khama for launching the Trust in 2002 to change people’s lives. He said that as China they feel obliged to work closely with Botswana in supporting poverty eradication, empowering women and youth, assisting education development and providing medical services through various organisations and programs. “China has supported more than 30 local charitable programs benefitting thousands of Batswana with a total donation of more than P2m,” he said.
Lady Khama Charitable Trust Chairman Dale Ter Haar thanked Chinese embassy and China Aid for their donation of vehicles and also thanked North Side Primary School and Botswana Colour run for donating the wheelchairs. He also revealed that with the Orange Pompa Lebotha sms competition Batswana have to date contributed a whooping P800 000 to the Trust.