Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire (Pty) Ltd, (Bakwena) joined forces with various stakeholders to assist the Ke Barona Old Age and Disabled Home in Lehurutshe, North West. Ke Barona is home to 50 patients and 10 caregivers.
Bakwena’s Chief Operations Officer, Solomon Kganyago, says the home was chosen for its proximity to the Bakwena N1N4 route and their dire need for assistance.
Each patient and caregiver received a much-needed blanket to add some additional warmth and comfort to them during the cold winter months. The area surrounding the home was cleaned and tidied up to ensure the safety of the home and all the windows were cleaned and washed.
Bakwena’s Solomon Kganyago was delighted to be handing over a 65-inch TV and blankets together with the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality Mayor Councillor DM Pitso which was installed in the lounge area of the home to provide some much-needed entertainment to lighten the burden on the patients and caregivers.
The Dinokana Movement, a community-based group, mobilized the youth in Dinokana to clean up (remove litter) a section of the N4 passing through their village. These efforts are guided by the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) philosophy that Bakwena instilled in the communities along the N1N4 route. The ABCD philosophy empowers communities to use their own resources and abilities to better their own lives.
The day was ended off with a lunch provided to the patients, caregivers and those that assisted to bring some goodwill and cheer and support to a wonderful cause.
In Mooinooi, one of Bakwena’s volunteer groups, the Bakomoso group of ladies handed out food parcels and Bakwena donated blankets to the elderly in their community as well as assisted with cleaning up of the recipients’ yards and general maintenance. Bakwena has assisted this group of volunteers by sponsoring the following training: First Aid Level1, Home Based Care, Eat What You Grow and Covid education, screening and contact tracing as well as basic Fire Fighting training, equipping them with the necessary skills to be able to make a meaningful difference to their community on a daily basis.
Bakwena would like to thank the following stakeholders who helped to give back to the community this Mandela Day: SANRAL, Pt Operational Services, CapaSity, SAPS, Lehurutshe Community Policing Forum, Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality, Drama for Change, Dinokana Movement, Ramotshere Fire Department, Bakomoso Group of Ladies and Ward Councillors of the surrounding areas.
Bakwena’s corporate social investment (CSI) policy focuses on four pillars, namely, Road Safety, Health, Environment and Heritage and Social Economic Development. “We currently support numerous CSI initiatives within the communities along the N1N4 route and work together with the communities to implement them. Mandela day is not just about giving, it is about making a meaningful difference in the day to day lives of those that are struggling” concludes Kganyago.