Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Dr Unity Dow handed over a house to Ms Malebogo Motswakae of Taung on February 7.
The house was built by St Bernard Catholic Mission in Taung with the help of some individuals to the tune of P57 000. Dr Dow said the donation showed the church’s love and care.
She also appreciated the church for having heeded President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama’s call for people to help those in need.
Dr Dow said every member of the community had something to give out, adding that even the smallest amount that a person could contribute, would go a long way in changing the lives some people.
She also noted that beside monetary assistance, any kind of help would contribute to the building of the project and change life. Furthermore, Dr Dow implored Ms Motswakae to put her trust in God adding that the help came to her because she was first loved by God.
She also encouraged the beneficiary to take care of the house and grow her children on the way of God. For his part, Kgosi Lebogang Masie of Taung village said decent accommodation gives one dignity and Ms Motswakae’s life would change for the better.
He noted that the people who contributed towards the building of the house where driven by love and he encouraged Ms Motswakae to look after the house.
St Bernard’s Church Council chairperson, Ms Boitumelo Mohubu said the idea of building a house for a needy person was conceived back in 2013.Afterwards, she said they worked with different stakeholders to identify a deserving individual and raised funds for the project, a two and half house, a toilet and fencing of the yard.
Source : BOPA
Source : Botswana Daily News