Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sulu, Trekkers Donate To Rehab Centre

Trekkers Night Club and a former Big Brother Africa The Chase housemate donated pillows and other linen to Thuso Rehabilitation Centre over the weekend.

The donation was part of activities that started last Friday hosted by Trekkers, in partnership with Zen Promotions in the tourism capital.On Friday Maun Trekkers was ablaze with a musical performance by Zambian ex-housemate, Sulupinso 'Sulu' Banda, and compatriot General Ozzy who is a household name in Zambia.General Ozzy is renowned for his hit song Potential that had patrons shaking on the dance floor.

Amid ululations Sulu, General Ozzy, promoter Zenzele Hirschfeldt and Trekkers Club owner Tops Masole handed over the donation of pillows and other bedding items to a sizeable crowd of ecstatic learners, staff members of the centre and parents in a brief ceremony on Saturday afternoon.To add spice to the event Sulu sampled some tracks from his upcoming album and took time to perform on the dance floor with some adoring learners living with disabilities at the centre.

Speaking during the event Hirschfeldt, who is carving a name for herself in the philanthropy circles, said the donation was in line with answering President Ian Khama's call for a dignified nation free from abject poverty. Earlier on Kgosi Oleyo Ledimo commended Big Brother for the annual show, which he said is instrumental in African cultural exchange. "I am not that familiar with Big Brother but I have realised that the show is centred on socialisation of Africans and in that way brings the much needed unity and harmony among Africans," said the Batawana chief.

Thuso Rehabilitation deputy director Dickenson Samaemo told the gathering that the institution, which caters for students across Ngamiland and the rest of Botswana, was facing an acute shortage of linen, which disadvantaged learners.Samaemo said the centre started operating in 1988 and 6,400 students have graduated in various programmes.He said the crux of their services was providing therapeutic and community-based rehabilitation throughout Ngamiland.  Samaemo said in line with their target to be nearer the communities they will soon post rehabilitation officers in Gumare, Seronga, Gantsi and Kasane.The centre offers programmes such as dressmaking, leatherwork, weaving and agriculture at its location along the banks of the Thamalakane River in Maun's Thitoyamokole ward.

By Boniface Keakabetse / MmegiOnline

11 comments:

  1. Well done Sulu,I wish u all d best

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  2. That's the spirit,zambians wants therefore I wish you all the best in your foundation"sulu"

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  3. Correct man,sulu P

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  4. Sulu p more crease to ur elbow

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  5. Sulu Naija-Clor-Pocobia appreciate your kind gesture to the down trodden which is her passion.Weldone

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  6. Well done mr man sulu-pina

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  7. yep i ws there,i evn hv pics wit sulu sulu ryt thr in the middle of trekkers nite club in maun Botswana!...

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  8. U r the man sulu

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  9. Good for u Sulu. So proud......

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  10. U go Sulu love u man

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  11. this is amazing that Sulu a Zambian makes such a positive contribution in Botswana when o neal who actually held an event in the name of charity over three weeks ago ..charging 500 has made no such gesture. shameful.

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