At the Bana Ba Letsatsi fundraiser, the Ker & Downey Botswana team were awarded second place in the inaugural Maun Strongest Man!
A few weeks ago the Maun community was out in force, to raise money for Bana Ba Letsatsi, (www.banabaletsatsi.org) a center for the care and rehabilitation of the street children of Maun, which is supported by Ker & Downey Botswana. This exciting fundraiser was the first Maun Strongest Man competition and the entire community ensured a highly competitive and successful day !
10 teams, including the Ker & Downey Botswana ‘Monnas’ (Setswana for ‘Men’) entered the competition, with five exciting events including tractor tire flips, the safari dash, team press ups and pulling a two-ton 4x4 vehicle! All teams paid to enter and events were sponsored by a variety of local businesses. Combined with huge local support and raffle ticket purchases the event raised over BWP113,000 for a very important local charitable organization.
Ker & Downey Botswana ( part of Chobe Holdings Ltd ) was also presented the ‘Local Heroes’ award in appreciation for their continued support for Bana Ba Letsatsi.
As part of its’ social responsibility program Ker & Downey supports Bana Ba Letsatsi. Bana Ba Letsatsi (which means Children of the sun) is a charity that was established in 2004 with the mission of supporting vulnerable, orphaned and at risk children living in Maun. There are over 200 children on the register; these children are registered as they have either never been to school or dropped out, suffer sexual or physical abuse, are orphaned or lack parental care, beg, work under-age, abuse drugs. For more information please see their website www.banabaletsatsi.org
Ker & Downey Botswana is committed to supporting Bana Ba Letsatsi and as such have launched a range of safaris, a percentage of which is donated directly to the charity – The Ker Downey Botswana Safari.