Orange Foundation announces new projects
| May 10, 2012, 6:05 p.m.
Botswana’s Orange Foundation has announced which projects it will support this year.
The telco issued a call for proposals on projects to be funded late last year.
Orange says a total of 80 submissions were received from all over Botswana and a pre-selection process saw 13 projects making it to the final cut. The Orange Foundation Board of Trustees held a selection meeting where the 13 pre-selected projects were assessed. The criteria followed for the selection was based on the viability of the project, its sustainability, potential growth and manageability of resources after funding.
After a thorough review of the applicants three projects have received funding. They are:
• Construction of a nursery school for children with disability under 5 years by the Central Association for the Blind and Disabled based in Mahalapye. The total donation from Orange Foundation is P 400,000.
• The establishment of a major green house and nursery to support and care for people with disability by Botswana Work Camps Association at the cost of P86 335
• Setting up of a Braille Literacy Resource Centre by the Botswana Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted. The centre is to be housed in a Porta cabin and will be equipped with a Braille Embosser, both of which will be purchased at an amount of P300 000.
Orange Botswana notes it has a deep commitment to investing in the social development of Botswana and this will be done through the Orange Foundation. The main priority areas that the Orange Foundation in Botswana focuses on are health, education, disability and solidarity; where solidarity refers to any emerging needs that may require attention.