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Marokolwane farms Ycare Pre-walk returns

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CHARITY WALK: Participants of charity walk

Proceeds go to autism Botswana

This year’s YCare Trust Marokolwane Pre-walk in collaboration with The Voice Newspaper is back.

The 20 km annual walk held in memory of the the late founding Publisher of The Voice Newspaper,Beata Kasale-Kabango is scheduled for the 19th of February at Marokolwane Farms.

In an interview with The Voice the coordinator of YCare Charitable Trust, Sarona Moabi said Kasale-Kabango supported their trust for years so they found it fit to honour her legacy.

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He said all proceeds from the walk go to the charity chosen by The Voice and this year Autism Botswana has been identified as the beneficiary.

“We have brought Autism Botswana on board. They are a non-governmental organisation, which we have always helped with funds. Due to Covid-19 outbreak, we were unable to fundraise hence failing to generate income to assist them. Proceeds from this year’s walk will be shared between Autism and The Voice. We encourage people to buy tickets and participate in large numbers because their efforts will make a positive impact on the lives of the less privileged,” said Moabi.

The pre-walk is a build up for their annual main event of YCare Makgadikgadi walk.

For her part, Autism Botswana Project Officer Intlafatso Evelyn Kwapa said they are a non-profit organisation aiming to improve the quality of life for people living with autism and create awareness of autism spectrum disorder.

Marokolwane farms Ycare pre-walk returns
PROUD: Kwapa and Moabi

She said they also support and advocate for the individuals and families living with autism.

“We have been struggling with finances to help drive our mandate in terms of creating awareness. Proceeds from the walk will assist us with facilitation of parents training sessions. We thank Ycare for their continued support,” she said

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The walk will start at 5:30 am and the start and finish point will be at Marokolwane.

Tickets are sold for P100 and participants can buy them at, Maruapula School – Maitisong, Riverwalk Webtickets Kiosk and Spar Shops nationwide.

Pre-walks have been P50 in the past but due to high costs of planning, they have increased to P100 this year.

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