The Charity Association of Chinese in Botswana (CACB) has pledged to donate stationery, school bags, and hand sanitisers to a school yet to be identified in Mogoditshane.

The handover date is also yet to be announced. This gesture is to mark the organisation’s tenth anniversary.

Speaking Friday during the Annual Chinese Golf Day price giving and donation ceremony at Avani hotel, the Chairman of the association, Miles Nan of the African (AA) Agriculture fame, explained that some o the donations were contributed by the Chinese Embassy in Botswana.

A host of Chinese and their Batswana counterparts from all corners of the country had descended on the local hotel to enjoy a scrumptious meal of oxtail served with pap or rice as well as other culinary delights following a successful day of golf at which funds were raised all in the name of charity.

Gracing the reception was the Minister of Youth Empowerment and Sports, Tumiso Rakgare, and his wife, as well as the Chairman of the Botswana Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (BCGCC), Mr. Hu.

According to Miles Nan, CACB started in 2012 when a group of the Chinese community and business enterprises operating in Botswana came together to form a forum aimed at giving back to the less fortunate in Botswana.

It started with the aim of creating a platform and an opportunity to engage in social activities while giving back. This was a formidable collaboration between the Charity Association of Chinese in Botswana (CACB), Botswana Huaren Golf Association (BOHGA), and Botswana Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (BCGCC).

Highlighting some of their achievements, Miles said that under CACB the Chinese Charity Care Centre (CCCC) was formed in Old Naledi at Tsholofelong centre, another in Tlokweng, and the third in Kasane.

Their first project to launch CACB was a donation in Mogoditshane where they refurbished Mogoditshane Clinic by building a shelter worth close to P1million.

Other feats include CACB members donating to the Presidential Housing Appeal and to the Covid-19 Task Force, especially in 2020/2021when all Chinese communities in Botswana joined efforts to help stop the spread of the virus.

Prizes ranging from bags, laptops, microwaves, and wines were won on this special day but the grand draw prize was a P10, 000 air ticket courtesy of Air Ethiopia for the lucky winner to fly to their destination of choice.

This was spectacularly won by Hazel Motsumi!