Bifm and Barclays Bank of Botswana have once again joined forces to make a positive impact within local communities. On Wednesday 10th December 2014, Bifm CEO, Tiny Kgatlwane, and Barclays Bank of Botswana Managing Director, Reinette van der Merwe, handed over P10,000 worth of food to the Adopt-A-Person (AAP) Orphanage Centre in Gaborone.
The handover follows on from a Ladies High Tea event hosted in August 2014 which aimed to show support of the advancement of independent, empowered and up and coming women. Guests at the high tea were asked to contribute towards a canned food drive that would benefit a local charity later in the year. The food collected was shared before stakeholders at the Orphanage Centre as a symbol of the unwavering support both organisations have towards local philanthropic initiatives.
“We constantly strive to find a way to make a difference in our community in a relevant and impactful way. To be able to build upon the relationships we build, as with Adopt-A-Person, and to leverage off strong collaborations as with Barclays Bank, are key. This only strengthens our ability to make a difference, and that’s something we have the utmost commitment towards,” said Ms. Kgatlwane.
Adopt-A-Person is a non-profit voluntary organisation based in Gaborone. Established in 2002, the initiative today boasts nearly 900 volunteers dedicated towards helping children of various backgrounds. These include kids from under-privileged, negligent parents and from families ravaged by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Adopt-A-Person aims to provide healthy, happy environments for the children in the long-term, a mandate strongly supported by both Bifm and Barclays Bank.