Staff Initiatives

DTC Botswana employees living the ‘SHOW WE CARE’ Value

L-R: Tiny Kgatlwane Member BAYGOC, Tabake Kobedi Managing Director DTCB, Acting Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon Vincent Seretse, Balisi Bonyongo MD Debswana, Paul Rowley, Executive Vice-President, De Beers Global Sightholder Sales and Tuelo Serufho CEO BAYGOC

As a way of living the ‘Show we Care’ Value, employees of DTC Botswana desire to actively play a meaningful role in the further development of the Botswana diamond industry by engaging in community social investment (CSI) projects.

In line with the DTC Botswana definition of CSI, employees see community investment as contribution in the form of money, employee time and other resources towards the improvement, upliftment and development of the lives of the communities we operate within and creating a legacy of sustainability.

The employee community investment programme will drive community project initiatives identified by staff members and will therefore consolidate all our efforts so that our contribution to the Botswana community is real, lasting and makes us proud.

DTC Botswana supports the employees’ ‘Show we Care’ initiatives and encourages the spirit of volunteerism amongst staff members. It further endorses the already existing good practice among staff members whereby employees identify a cause for which to raise funds and/or donate their personal time.

Below are some of the Employee Community Investment Initiatives

  • On 16th December 2015, the DTC Botswana employee community investment committee handed over sponsorship in Sefhare. Employees through the DTCB Employee Community Investment programme identified a lady in Sefhare with severe impairment of the limbs, a physical disability that acutely limits mobility. The lady lives with her 86-year old father – who uses a prosthetic leg. The employee representatives paid a visit to the family to assess the situation and how the family can be assisted to lead a more dignified life; particularly accessing of the outdoor ablution facility by the physically challenged lady.  The employee committee has been able to achieve the following:
  • Donate groceries, various household items and wheelchair
  • Erect a concrete platform (ramp) for the wheelchair
  • Sponsor a new prosthetic leg
  • Build an ablution facility (toilet and shower suitable for a paraplegic environment)

DTC Botswana employees during the Sefhare handover event

DTC Botswana employees donated a wheelchair to a disabled member of the society in Serowe. The employees also handed over blankets, clothes, and cash amounting to P2000. The hand-over event was attended by the area Headman, Councillor, Village Development Coordinators, social workers, Sekgoma Memorial Hospital staff, and the community at large.

  • Employees through the Catholic church and the Department of Social Services in Mogoditshane constructed a house for a disadvantaged member of the Mogoditshane community. DTC Botswana complemented the employees’ efforts by committing P32 160 towards the project.
  • Employees paid a visit to a lady with severe impairment of the limbs in Sefhare after Botswana Television aired an appeal-to-help story.  To help the lady lead a more dignified life, the employees made a donation of a wheelchair and some groceries.
  • DTC Botswana employees donated cash amounting to Twenty Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Ten Pula (P24,710) to Abian Ntshabele’s family. Abian is a 14-year old teenager suffering from ovarian cancer who requires funds for surgical treatment. Responding to a public appeal to help Abian get well, employees took it upon themselves to fund-raise for her.

DTC Botswana employees handing over a cheque to Abian Ntshabele’s family

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