Vulnerable Children’s Programme Gets Shot In The Arm

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The orphans and vulnerable programme at Delta Waters School recently received a donation of P150 000 from the Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited Trust (BIHL).

Delta Waters International School’s (DWIS) Principal, Khoza Pearce said they are the first private school in Maun to undertake the programme which aims to help financially challenged orphans and vulnerable children to realise their dreams.

He explained that Delta Waters initially focused on orphans from the North West region only and from 2023 the school will pick children from all over Botswana to join the programme at the school.

“Delta Waters pledges a commitment to carry on with the OVC programme until all other private entities around our community join in,” he noted.

Meanwhile Pearce has applauded that the school’s view of excellence and how to achieve it has led to them attaining better results each year, indicating that in the final examinations (PSLE and IGCSE) the pass mark has never been anything below 90%.

Pearce highlighted that DWIS has been the best in the world in the Agriculture subject concluding that every child therefore deserves an educational opportunity regardless of their background.

BIHL Trust Board Member, Professor Rosaleen Nhlekisana said their objective with corporate social responsibility projects is to drive meaningful change and a better future for all.

Nhlekisana revealed that BIHL has given back more than P53 million to communities in Botswana to improve the lives of Batswana by building strong societies and communities.

She further revealed that in line with the ‘Adopt a school programme’, they have adopted 11 local schools and even made donations to them to ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are not left behind but also get an equal chance of embracing the opportunities that academia brings.

Nhlekisana said, among the schools they have adopted is Maru-A-Pula School in Gaborone which also has vulnerable children with great minds who among them others have already succeeded to tertiary schools. She said they have therefore found it fit to extend a helping hand to the school in the Northern parts of the country hence Delta waters was identified.

“Within these students lays our present and most importantly our future, let us unite in assuring they have everything they need,” She appealed.

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