Letsatsi Borutho Trust Community Support

The Letsatsi Borutho Trust, which was formed as a Community Trust with the main purpose of carrying on public benefit activities within a 50 kilometre radius of Droogfontein Solar...

The Letsatsi Borutho Trust, which was formed as a Community Trust with the main purpose of carrying on public benefit activities within a 50 kilometre radius of Droogfontein Solar Power, approved its first grant allocation in 2016 and has already spent a grant amount of R350 000, within the communities of Kimberley and its surrounds.

To-date, nineteen organizations are registered on the Trust’s database, three of which have already received funding.

It is encouraging to know that the Lesatsi Borutho Trust is counted as one of the five delivering Trusts in South Africa, an announcement that was shared by SAWEA, South African Wind Association.

Tlhokomela Day Care

The Tlhokomela Day Care has been in existence since 2010 and is managed by a Principal and a team of three teachers. The Day Care operates every day from 07h00-1700 and provides after care services from 17h30-18h30, taking care of children between the ages of 3 years and 5 years.

The Lesatsi Borutho Trust allocated a grant of R20 000 to help renovate the building structure.

The long-term plan is to replace the current building with a brick structure, to ensure that the school complies with the minimum standards of the Department of Social Development and to ensure its sustainability and growth.

Agang Sechaba Feeding Scheme

Agang Sechaba is registered as an NPO but has never received funds from Government, relying solely on donations from local companies from the Kimberley area.

The programme has built a sound partnership with Meals on Wheels, who donates R2000 per month towards groceries and the financial management of the scheme. Agang has used the Letsatsi Borutho Trust grant to renovate the waiting area with a shade cover and a portion was used for groceries as well.

Colville Feeding Scheme

The Colville Feeding scheme was established sixteen years ago and provides employment to a manager and a team of three unemployed women, who feed between 100 and 400 people per day.
Beneficiaries include orphans, TB patients, children with malnutrition disorders, people living with disabilities, HIV and AIDS patients, unemployed individuals as well as youth, children and pensioners.

The Colville Feeding Scheme receives funding from Government on an annual basis. It has successfully forged relationships with supermarkets like ShopRite and Woolworths, who, at times allocate food to the feeding scheme. The grant of R20 000 from the Letsatsi Borutho Trust funded groceries for a four month period.

The feeding scheme also relies on donations from various companies that produce and supply food.

Batho Pele Feeding Scheme

The Batho Pele Feeding Scheme was established in 2003 and employs a manager as well as two support staff. The feeding scheme operates five days a week from the clinic and serves 60-80 people daily.

Beneficiaries include orphans, TB patients, children with malnutrition disorders, people living with disabilities, HIV and AIDS patients, unemployed individuals as well as youth, children and pensioners.

The feeding scheme is dependent on a Government grant and donations from various companies that produce and supply food. This feeding scheme is assigned by Government to provide services to the local Government clinic and has established good partnerships with the local stakeholders and in most cases, it receives grants from the Department of Social Development.