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Limkokwing Brings Christmas Cheer To Serowe Children Through President Khama’s Serowe Childrens Christmas Charity Initiative

Publishing Date : 08 January, 2018

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Limkokwing University of Creative Technology extended its end of the year Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives to Serowe village, through the President Khama’s Serowe Children’s Christmas Charity Initiative which was held on the 25th December 2017 at the Royal Residence.

Botswana’s only University of Transformation donated 500 Christmas Hampers to the Serowe charity initiative, Food Hampers to SOS Serowe Children’s Home and Christmas Hampers to Sekgoma Memorial Hospital Children’s Ward. The institution started collaborating with the Office of the President on this initiative in 2016 when they donated hampers and a Christmas Tree.

Speaking at the event, Limkokwing’s Director; Communication & Stakeholder Relations; Mercy Rebaone Thebe stated, “As a globally recognized and well respected University, we pride themselves in contributing towards economic endeavours that uplift communities; engage the youth; and drives the use of the new technologies by answering the call to the new markets and working beyond the mark of the creativity while pressing towards contributing to the needs of the national development plan, hence the University found it fit to take heed of His Excellency’s call to contribute and have an impact in the lives of those who are less fortunate than others.

The Founder & President of Limkokwing University, Tan Sri Limkokwing is of the view that Corporate Social Responsibility must be a mindset, rather than a dedicated effort reserved for certain times and occasions. It is something he wishes the University staff and Students to weave into their daily lives and we passionately do so hence we are here this morning’.

The University President Tan Sri Limkokwing who is a globally recognised philanthropist has afforded his staff and students platform called HEAL THE WORLD FOUNDATION which is an outreach programme. This is part of the peace and outreach initiative spearheaded by the Limkokwing community worldwide to promote compassion and social awareness through campaigns and fundraising activities for various corporate social responsibility initiatives around the world.

As part of Heal the World Foundation Initiative, the University celebrated Christmas by sharing and giving, more especially to the under-privileged member of the society they serve. This past festive season in particular the Limkokwing found the need to double its efforts by increasing the number of recipients at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting from 150 to 500; and increasing the number of the charities from one to three with the addition of Childline Botswana, Gamodubu Child Care Trust to SOS Children’s Home Village.

President Khama highlighted that although he will be stepping down as President this year, he is going to continue this Christmas Charity initiative and looks forward to extending it to other places besides Serowe. Giving a vote of thanks message, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Honourable Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi extended gratitude to the Founder President of Limkokwing and the university for its support and active contribution towards Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives, which enabled children from underprivileged backgrounds such as SOS to also have a cheerful Christmas. 



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