Cresta Riley’s Donates to War

| April 2, 2015

Cresta Riley’s Hotel in Maun has donated house utensils to Woman Against Rape (WAR) organisation.

The hotel donated among others bed, cupboard, dressing table, chest of drawers and bedding. Handing over the donations recently, Mr Ngonidzashe Shumba, the hotel manager said it was their responsibility to give back to the community as a gesture of social responsibility.

He said it was a way of alleviating poverty and attending to the needs of those that were underprivileged. Mr Shumba said it was mportant for businesses and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help Batswana as well as promote one of Vision 2016 pillars of ‘A compassionate, just and caring nation.’

“We hope that these will bring a difference to the lives of those who will be privileged to use them and use them even in the future,” he said. Mr Shumba said more gifts would be donate to the community as a way of showing love and appreciate the hospitality the community render to them as a business entity.

For her part, Ms Peggie Ramaphane, the WAR Coordinator welcomed the donation, adding that it would make a huge impact in the lives of their clients. Ms Ramaphane added that they survive through donations and support from the government and well-wishers such as Cresta Riley’s.

“We have a Shelter Safe House at WAR that accommodates victims of rape and abuse, who are mostly women and children,” she said. Ms Ramaphane said the house has 20 beds where many could get good and quality moments, citing a woman who was jailed and the shelter took care of her children.

She said Cresta Riley’s had helped WAR in the past and mentioned Larisa hotel as one hospitality entity that also assisted them in the past.

Ms Ramaphane said they were receiving a lot of support from business organisations around the region, adding that Beef Boys company that sells meat gives them three kilograms of meat every week and GOT Produce also provides them with vegetables once a week.

“We want the public to visit our office whenever they need our help because there is lot of rape and abuse cases in the community and people hide them,” she added. BOPA

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Medical/Health Care

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