Sankoyo Join Kabelano Bandwagon

| May 4, 2015

The 2015 Barclays Kabelano Charity Spectacular promises to be a thriller with Sankoyo Bush Bucks making their debut in the lucrative tournament.

Ngurungu would join Township Rollers, Extension Gunners and Mochudi Centre Chiefs that will participate by virtue of them having a contract with Kabelano Trust. Kabelano Trust chairperson, Terence Dambe said the one-day tournament would take place on July 25 at the National Stadium.

He noted that the 2015 edition would mark the third year of their partnership with Barclays Bank and also 20 years since the trust was formed. Barclays Bank, he said, not only helped to raise the profile of the event, but that the support from the bank enables the trust to have the financial means to organise and host the event.

Dambe said the last 10 years had been the most challenging for the trust, and that the biggest challenge was the inability to host the event for five years because of the unavailability of a suitable venue.

He said notwithstanding the trials, the trust never waived in its determination to ensure that they continued their work and waited for the availability of a venue to reactivate the event.

Dambe noted that the trust was formed in 1995 to help society that is in need of aid and assistance, and urged the media to report on such assistance.

“It is also important for people to know that by attending this event, they are making a contribution to charity, be it the disabled getting proper drainage system at Camphill in Otse, the construction of a paediatric unit at Deborah Retief Hospital in Mochudi, the building of a cregraveche in Tsabong or financial assistance to repair facilities for the blind in Mochudi,” he said.

Furthermore, he said the trust has donated and pledged over P2 675 000 since its inception, adding that the trustees have decided to donate P50 000 to assist various communities in the Ghanzi District Council who were affected by the recent floods.

Barclays Bank Botswana managing director (MD), Reinette van der Merwe said through Barclays Kabelano Charity a number of organisations including schools have benefitted from the tournament.

She said it was important that at Barclays they supported their communities, adding that it was their believe that they have a responsibility to support communities to prosper through citizenship agenda.

Van der Merwe further said her bank was committed to providing young people aged between 10-35 years with skills they require to live economically active lives and to continue to partner with entities that were actively engaged in youth development.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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