ICL Botswana Adopts Monong Primary School
ICL Botswana as a Business considers the broader interests of society by taking a keen interest in the societies and environment in which we operate.
We believe our responsibility extends beyond the statutory obligation but to voluntarily take action to improve the quality of life among our employees and their families, local communities and society at large in the interest of Nation Building.
Pursuant to this and in support of the Ministry of Education’s “Adopt-A-School” initiative, ICL Botswana adopted Monong Primary School in September 2015. The school is situated in a village about 45 km from Hukuntsi (Northern Kgalagadi) but 560 km from Gaborone. The school serves the Monong village whose community is predominantly of indigenous Basarwa and Bakgalagadi descent.
Through the “Adopt-A-School” initiative, individuals, organisations, companies and private sector work with an adopted school to provide financial or material support to enhance instructions in the classroom designed to improve the overall sports activities, learning experience, educational results and general knowledge of the school children
ICL Botswana as part of the “Adopt a School” preliminary process graced the school’s prize giving ceremony which took place on the 23rd of October 2015 where we were the Guest Speaker. The ICL Botswana team used this occasion to assess the school environment, most pressing needs as well as to engage with the pupils, teachers, parents and community dwellers for 3 days. The occasion proved to be priceless as we discovered first-hand the many challenges that we believe the partnership between ICLB Botswana and Monong Primary School will deliver to improve academic achievements of the school.
Although the challenges are of a wider scope than initially envisaged, we are convinced and committed to a sustainable partnership between Monong School, the Monong Community and ICL Botswana in enhancing the academic performance of the learners and the school overall results in the coming years.