The Managing Director, Martin Ragontse, Chief Walker joined students and teachers of Itireleng JSS for a 10 kilometre sponsored walk for P22 000 to raise funds for the school's prize giving cermeony . Head of Department, Pastoral Care said the prize giving ceremony which will be held on the 6th September 2013 was important to motivate students by acknowledging their efforts and showing that they are appreciated.
The school was established in 1970 as a night school situated where it tis now Hill School Primary School was one of the first self help schools in Botswana.
After a gruelling 10 kilometer walk from Itireleng JSS to Pioneer Boarder gate and back to the school, fresh looking BOTUSAFE Managing Director , Martin Ragontse urged the exhausted walkers to keep on working out." To be productive you need to exercise and since you have started investing in your health , dont stop here" he said.
He further stated that BOTUSAFE, a company with teachers unions as shareholders, acknowledged the importance of education and the fact that the dynamics of life have changed and that childeren of today need encouragement and a lot appreciation. The sponsors for the sponsored walk event included Bayport Financial Services, Letshego, Sure Aid Group of Companies trading as Blue, Botlhale Investment, United Holdings trading as Afritec and Mr M. Diphofu- FNB, Branch Manager, Broadhurst. The MD expressed his gratitude towards the sponsors who always support BOTUSAFE initiatives on being good corporate citizen.
Grateful for the money, Ketshidile Ntshonono, HOD Pastoral Care said that the gesture would help them achieve their mandate and called on BOTUSAFE to adopt the school under the new government initiative of adopt a school.
BOTUSAFE is a joint venture company between the three labour Unions, being Botswana Teachers Union (BTU), Botswana Secondary School Teachers Union (BOSETU), Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) and Cutting Edge Technologies Pty Ltd (CET) a citizen owned IT Company. This company is formed to administer the central register for non statutory deductions from the government's payroll, to protect union's members and other governmental employees from over committing their salaries, to promote government's minimum take home, to provide financial skill to union members and other governmental employees and to provide information technology products and services.
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