In 2015, Constable Focus Isaiah from the Senyawe Village was tragically shot dead while in pursuit of armed robbers. Constable Focus sadly was the sole guardian to two children – a girl aged 11 and a boy aged eight, who were consequently left orphaned after the incident.
The Senyawe Village immediately came together and started collecting goods and donations for the two orphans and their grandmother in attempt to build them a house in the community. Two representatives of the village at this time made contact with Modumela Lodge, who happily donated goods to be sold, to raise funds.
With donations from the Botswana Police Force, the community, businesses and Modumela Lodge, the dreams of building a house became a reality and a handing over ceremony took place April 2016.
The Honourable Vice President of Botswana, Mogweetsi Masisi presented the house to the two children and their grandmother on behalf of the community. Many dignitaries attended the event, including Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bruno Paledi, District Commissioner, Keabetswe Lesiela, Senyawe Chief Kgosi Sebele and Chief Grace Butale, amongst many others.
After the ceremony a representative of Modumela Lodge, June Hoy said: "I was very humbled by today's proceedings and more than touched by the manner in which the people of Botswana are cared for by their Government."
She said that Modumela Lodge will continue to assist the community where they can in a continued community upliftment drive and commitment to social responsibility.
Do not look where harvest is plentiful but where the people are kind- Botswana Proverb