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Atlas Copco Botswana donates in Orapa

Publishing Date : 13 November, 2017

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In an effort to prevent non-communicable diseases amongst its employees, Atlas Copco Botswana hosted a wellness day last Saturday under the theme “My Health My Future Wealth” in Orapa.  

On the same day, Atlas Copco donated a football kit worth 12 388.32 to Mokane Primary School, located 18km from Orapa in Boteti, Letlhakane. Mokane Primary School has 1085 pupils has a long standing relationship with the company as its staff based in Orapa uses the school grounds for fitness activities.

Giving a motivational talk, Ms Gabothusi Olobe said that people needed to attain good health as there is no wealth outside good health. Ms Julia Olaotswe,  Senior Teacher Sports at Mokane Primary School expressed her gratitude to Atlas Copco for the donation, saying it will go a long way in helping them as they have always been unable to attend football competitions in the region due to lack of  the kit. In an era where Botswana has seen some of its own rise to fame and sustainability through sports, the need for early childhood mentoring on different sporting codes cannot go unnoticed.   

Other activities of the day included aerobics, egg race, wellness screening and a score match between Atlas Copco Botswana staff and Motsumi CJSS teachers. Founded in 1873 based in Stockholm, Sweden, with a global reach spanning more than 180 countries, Atlas Copco Botswana is a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions.  The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vaccum solutions and air treatment systems. The company develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.

In Botswana Atlas Copco was first registered in 1969 and operated as Rand Air until Rand Air was acquired in 2001. Atlas Copco Botswana started to operate as a fully flagged customer centre in 2007. The company is amongst the leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)supplying specialized mining equipment, parts and services to the mining, exploration and construction sectors, servicing both mining houses and contractors. Presently Atlas Copco Botswana has maintenance service, parts supply and technical support contracts with different mines around Botswana.



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