Pakistan Store Donates to Less Privileged

| May 12, 2015

Lobatse mayor, Ms Malebogo Kruger, has applauded Pakistan trading store management and their employees for their endless benevolence in supporting the less fortunate.

Speaking at the donation of some snacks by Lobatse-based Pakistan Trading Store to Botswana Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (BAPR), Ms Kguger commended the store for contributing in uplifting livelihoods of people in the area they operated in.

“In line with the vision 2016 pillars of a compassionate and caring nation, we can only hope other business sectors could follow suit by assisting the less privileged in their localities to live dignified lives,” she said.

Ms Kuger further said the nation should re-dedicate and remain committed to live the ideals and aspirations of Vision 2016.

Pakistan Trading Store general manager, Mr Mohammed Tajbhai said they were committed to giving back to the community hence their donation to 350 children registered at the BAPR centre.

He noted that they also intended to renovate the ThemaMotswedi recreational park for the benefit of local children estimated at the tune of P50 000. The renovation project, he said would be financially assisted by Jack amp Jill school wear store, Hitec Cars Company and Romans Pizza.

Mr Tajbhai said the aim was to assist in moulding young children to become responsible citizens and also develop them physically, psychologically and socially in order to curb acts of delinquency.

Meanwhile, BAPR coordinator, Mr John Mistelske applauded Pakistan store for their support and great effort to improve the lives of the less privileged children in the town.

He said they operated a community based organisation made up of 600 beneficiaries out of which 350 were children and 250 elders, adding the organisation mostly relied on patronages from business entities in their locality.

Mr Mistelske further said plans to set up an HIVAIDS teen club were underway to help and offer support to HIVAIDS affected teenagers in town for them to live healthy and dignified lives.

He added that they also intended to start a day care centre where all the children under the age of six would be enrolled for early childhood development education.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Business & Finance

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