Tshidilong stimulation Centre has highly appreciated the donation of clothes and toiletries made by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) recently.
The Centre’s Manager Ramoremi Mphothwe appreciated the P10 000 worth of donations, adding that the centre was highly affected by Covid 19, adding the centre would do with any donation they receive.
The centre, established in 1985 as a brainchild of a Maun committee for People living with disabilities, and the committee later transformed into the board of trustees charged with the responsibility of managing the Centre.
The centre provides day care and stimulation for the most affected, retarded and severely disabled children aged between the ages of six to 12 y ears living in Maun and surrounding area.
Mphothwe made a plea to the DCEC and its staff to keep the relationship alive even in future, adding that some organisations have started good partnerships with the centre but then disappeared.
For his part, the Acting Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime’s Director General Tshepo Pilane applauded his staff on their dedication and support in remembering the less privileged in such trying times.
“We do understand the dire effects of the COVID-19 pandemic more especially on the welfare of some of our fellow citizens,” Pilane said.
He further said that even though the DCEC’s mandate is to fight corruption, the DCEC also has a compassionate and caring face which feeds into to the national plea to assist those in need.
He further highlighted that the donation is one of their significant annual anti-corruption activities within the DCEC calendar. This follows the other activities that included the building of a one-roomed house, a backyard garden and connection of water in Botshabelo ward in Maun for a child from Botswelelo primary School in 2011.