Sports Volunteer Movement Shows Compassion

| April 21, 2015

The Lobatse Sports Volunteer Movement (SVM), on April 18, took time from the sports field to repaint a house for a needy person in the town.

The movement, through the assistance of the town council’s social and community development department, identified Ms Matshidiso Moilwa whose house the re-painted. They also donated food hampers to her.

Moilwa’s house which was built through the destitute housing programme under the ministry of local government in 2009, needed re-painting and therefore the Lobatse branch Sports Volunteer Movement saw it fit to assist as one of their community service day annual projects.

Speaking at the event, Lobatse mayor, Francis Mokwena hailed the Lobatse SVM branch for the good course they have embarked on, saying it indeed gives the disaantaged in the society a feeling of dignity. A house that wanes off with time, he said, makes the owner loose dignity, but what the SVM members are doing comes as a restoration of that dignity to the owner of the house, he said.

He implored Moilwa to take good care of the house and make sure that its standard is maintained in all manner possible.

He said the promotion of neighbourliness and assisting each other whenever in need is what has been instilled in Batswana from way back , an act he said should always prevail and be promoted among Batswana.

He stressed the point that no one can ever live in isolation, but needs the other to survive hence the need to always find a way of assisting the less privileged in society. Mokwena assured the SVM of the town’s leadership assistance in any good endeavor they intend to undertake to uplift the standard of living of the Lobatse residents.

He also encouraged them not to lose heart in doing well to others but to continue in their good deeds.

The Lobatse SVM chairperson Kgotlaetsile Moube explained that the Lobatse branch has come to an agreement to host community service days, twice a year by extending a helping hand to the needy in the society they serve.

Moube said though their focus is mainly on sports volunteerism, the movement however pledged to once in a while come up with a project that is geared towards uplifting the living standards of the people surrounding them.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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