The annual Mohembo Charity Walk has received a P25 000 donation from the Water Utility Corporation (WUC) for the 25 km walk as a way to stimulate its growth and raise more funds for the Phomolong Orphanage and Vulnerable Children Counseling Centre.
The annual charity walk this past weekend held its second edition to raise funds for the center which house vulnerable children from Habu up to Gudigwa in the Okavango district.
On Saturday, the walk started with 25km, 15km, 10km, and 10km for kids and 15km fast walk with the 25km walk having started from Mohembo bridge to Shakawe and back to the bridge. The representative form WUC and also Head of Business Centre in Maun, Thabo Ndadi took part in the 25km walk on behalf of the CEO.
Giving a keynote address, Ndadi revealed that WUC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gaselemogwe Senai donated P25 000 for the 25km walk which he was supposed to take part in but could not do so because he was held up in Gaborone.
Ndadi said the idea is to encourage and challenge other stakeholders to also do the same in the coming edition as a way to help raise more funds for the orphanage. He emphasized that government alone cannot help these needy children therefore he challenged other companies and individuals to come on board.
“At WUC we are encouraged to take part in the betterment of the lives of people in the areas that we operate in through our corporate social responsibility,” he said.
The Centre’s director Monde Lordick-Mokobi appreciated that the second edition of the charity walk experienced a great improvement as compared to the first one highlighting that they had more people coming from as far as Gweta, Jwaneng, Gaborone, Orapa and Johannesburg to take part in the walk.
“We are grateful for the turn up this year and we hope our walk will continue to grow in the coming years so that we can raise more funds for these kids in the Okavango and eventually help even those from Maun, Kasane and other neighboring districts,” she noted.
Meanwhile in the 25km walk, Mohau Mangogola, Donald Style and Tirelo Setshwarwa all won Gold medals while Kebalopile Senono and Sam Kenaape received silver medals.
For the 15km walk, Kabelo Tathego won gold, Kedumetse Matete and Itumeleng Rauwe got silver medals each while Nchenesi Kenneth and Oagomotsa Manyenyegwa got bronze medals.
In the 10km walk, Thato Modise got the gold medal and Boitumelo Moremi collected silver medal while Kgomotso Nthite, Ompelegere Mosadi and Kabo King all received bronze medals each.