DTC Botswana Officially Hands Over A Boundary Wall
- November 28, 2019
- Posted by: Thuso Kgaodi
- Category: News & Events
On 28th November 2019, DTC Botswana officially handed over a boundary wall valued at P263,000 to WoMen Against Rape in Maun.
Established in 1995, WoMen Against Rape is one of only two organisations in Botswana supporting the recovery of survivors, seeking justice and advocating for positive social change in communities. For over 20 years, WoMen Against Rape (WAR) has been at the forefront of campaigning against sexual violence. WAR has been influential in changing attitudes and in changing laws that affect women and children in Botswana. WAR has grown into a fully-fledged
organisation with its own offices and counselling facility, a shelter /safe house for survivors of violence and fifteen staff members that are strategically guided by a board of trustees.
DTC Botswana has been in partnership with WAR since 2018. This partnership has included building a boundary wall for the shelter which was completed in April 2019 as well as renovation of ablution facilities which was completed end of December 2018. At the handover event, Ms Mabel Mangwegape, Human Resources Manager at DTC Botswana said, “DTC Botswana continues to be passionate about giving back to communities across Botswana. One of DTC Botswana’s CSI pillars include women and children hence deeming it fit for us to collaborate with WoMen Against Rape. We hope and wish this investment will help make the women and children feel protected from the violence they have had to regrettably encounter. WoMen Against Rape is not only a safe house or a place victims turns to, we see it as a family of loving volunteers that continue to take time away from their own families to provide a positive impact in the lives of this community.’’
Corporate Social Investment is one of our key drivers at DTC Botswana; we believe that every community within Botswana should benefit directly from the country’s diamonds. We pride ourselves in ensuring that the projects we get involved with have a wide impact and will continue making a difference years after inception.