Orange Botswana through the Orange Foundation, in collaboration with the Botswana Gender Based Violence Prevention and Support Centre (BGBVC), is proud to announce the launch of the BGBVC Fund, a dedicated Orange Money account aimed at raising awareness and funds to combat violence against women and girls.
The partnership between Orange Foundation and BGBVC stems as a mission to contribute to the social well-being of Batswana. BGBVC is a crucial player in providing support and shelter to survivors of GBV, playing a vital role in their recovery. The partnership not only aims to raise awareness on GBV, but also provides a practical avenue for individuals to contribute to the cause through the BGBVC. fund under Orange Money.
The Orange Botswana Director Legal and Corporate Affairs, Lepata Mafa-Nthomola said, “We are honored to join forces with the Botswana Gender Based Violence Prevention and Support Centre (BGBVC) to address the problem of gender-based violence in Botswana. At Orange Foundation we are dedicated to creating positive change in the communities we serve.”
Over the past months, the Orange Foundation has taken prolific steps to encourage support from its internal staff, this has been seen through key initiatives such as staff-led donation drives and the staff encouraged to wear orange on the 25th of each month symbolising solidarity in the fight against GBV.
Meanwhile the BGBVC Chief Executive Officer, Lorato Ruth Moalusi noted that, “BGBVC provides support and care to over 2,000 survivors of GBV through its centers located in Gaborone, Francistown and Gantsi every year. This launch is one of the many initiatives that Orange Botswana continues to implement to contribute towards addressing social challenges such as GBV. Our experience working with Orange Botswana in 2023 is overwhelming as it brought more opportunities for future/continued collaboration.”
“The BGBVC fund on Orange Money went live on October 27th, 2023, providing a convenient and secure way for the public to contribute to the cause. Orange Foundation and Orange Money invites the public to stand together against gender-based violence, contribute to the BGBVC fund, and be a part of creating a safer and more inclusive society,” concluded Lepata.