The CECT soccer tournament is an annual sporting event hosted in the Chobe region in Botswana which brings together primary school learners from five villages in the area to participate in a fun-filled day of sports. The main objective of this event was to create a platform to inspire the youth in Botswana through sports and fitness.
This year, the CECT soccer tournament formed part of the Independence day celebration in Botswana on the 28th of September 2022. It was a full-day event with soccer matches played throughout the day in knock-out stages till the final round where a winning team/village was crowned the CECT soccer champions for 2022.
There were over 200 spectators including parents, the local community, community leaders, and students from Kachikau Primary School and the disability unit at the school that ABCF supports. The local Chief came out to support the young soccer stars and took part in the prize-giving and medal handover to all the kids, coaches and the “man of the match” from each team.
The event was a great success and the atmosphere during the matches was electrifying. We are overwhelmed by the community’s support and generous donors who went above and beyond to make this event a success.
Thank you to FNB Botswana for generously donating stationary packs to the learners who participated in the event. This donation of stationery packs to all the learners will ensure that learners have the necessary resources and learning materials for the last term of the school year. We appreciate the support from FNB.
The Vuche Vuche Basket Weaving Project which is based in Mabele aims to empower women from the local community through basket weaving. This initiative is creating employment opportunities whilst beautifully displaying Botswana heritage and culture through crafts. ABCF has been supporting this project through the sale of their basket in our trading posts in camp.
This year, the ladies from Vuche Vuche supported the CECT soccer tournament by providing the catering service. It was important for ABCF to incorporate the projects that we actively support in the Chobe Region as part of our efforts to mobilize and uplift the schools in the area. Vuche Vuche served a delicious breakfast and lunch to all our guests in attendance and the soccer teams.
We are extremely proud of Vuche Vuche. The CECT event awarded us the opportunity to empower and support our other projects in the region.
ABC along with ABCF would like to express our sincere thanks to Sea Pride foods, one of our local vendors in Botswana, who donated all the food and refreshments for the event. We are grateful for partners like Sea Pride Foods that believe in our vision to give back to communities where we operate and to go the extra mile to uplift the local communities. It is partnerships and doing business with companies like Sea Pride Foods that allow us to extend our reach and impact in Botswana.
Thank you to everyone that participated in and supported the CECT soccer tournament, we are looking forward to hosting this event again in 2023.