BA ISAGO University partnered with an organisation called Basadi Ba Dignity on the 3rd December 2021 and donated items such as tables, chairs, decoder, toiletries and pampers to the children at Mahalapye Hospital with the aim to make the children’s day at the hospital more homely and comforting. The Non-Profit Organisation is led by a 31 year old Motswana woman, Ms Taboka Chengeta. The gifts amounted to a total of P10, 000.00.
Basadi Ba Dignity’s aim is to empower women to be responsible members of the community, as well as instilling confidence in women so that they are able to stand up for themselves though not at the exclusion of men since there are programmes for men and children.
This noble gesture is part of the University’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Furthermore, since the University is currently working on establishing its Centre for Gender Based Violence, which seeks to provide training and programmes to educate and equip people with requisite knowledge to deal with GBV, this is in correlation with Basadi Ba Dignity’s plan to spread messages on Gender Based Violence in schools and dikgotla.
Following a visit to a hospital in his hometown, the Managing Director, Mr Odirile B. Gabasiane met with Ms T. Chengeta who shared the needs of the children in the hospital’s paediatric ward. What better way for the University to commence the revamp of its CSR focus than by starting with the place its Founder calls home. The focus of this initiative is sustainability with the desire for the University to cultivate its new found relationship with NGO Basadi Ba Dignity. The University hopes to create a long- lasting impact through its CSR work, not only in Mahalapye but throughout the entire nation.
The University is grateful to have been part of this event where many organisations lent a helping hand.