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๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข๐—  ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง, ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——โ€“๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—–

๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ข๐—  ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง, ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——โ€“๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—–

As a Public Interest Entity committed to the development of the telecommunications industry in Botswana and also a proud corporate citizen, our commitment to supporting and caring for the community during the Corona Virus pandemic is derived from our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Pillars and aligned to our Crisis Response Plan which addresses the three (3) themes:

– ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ
– ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€
– ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†

Our CSI response to the pandemic as aligned to our pillars is as follows:

๐Ÿญ. ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฉ๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฃ๐—ฆ
Mascom is pleased to announce a contribution of ๐Ÿฒ (๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜…) ๐— ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜๐˜€๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ in support of efforts to respond to the Crisis. This will be apportioned as below:

๐—ฎ) ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ณ ๐—™๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ
A pledge of 5.5 Million Botswana Pula to the Covid -19 Relief to support Government efforts to respond to the crisis.

๐—ฏ) ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€
Our 110 youth entrepreneurs, countrywide, have been affected by the lockdown and have had to close their businesses. Mascom will provide P500 000.00 as care package for the Kitsong Centres Operators to support them and their loved ones.

๐Ÿฎ. ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ข๐—•๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—›๐—˜๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ง๐—›

๐—ฎ) ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ -๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€
Mascom pledges 3000 Covid -19 rapid test kits to the Ministry of Health to increase the countryโ€™s ability to test more people for the virus.

๐—ฏ) ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and UNICEF, Mascom has provisioned zero rating for a surveillance tracker that is being used for tracking and case management of the virus.

๐Ÿฏ. ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—–๐—ง ๐——๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง & ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š

๐—ฎ) ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด
To support the efforts of information dissemination and online learning at this time, we have zero rated (made available for free) key websites as determined by the Ministries of Education and Ministry of Health. We have also extended the zero rating to online resources for the Botswana Open University and Botho University.

Through the Mascom e-schools project, over 660 Government Schools have been connected with free internet, which can support Government current and future plans to facilitate online learning beyond this pandemic.

๐—ฏ) ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ (๐—ก๐—˜๐—ข๐—–) ๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
We have provided the NEOC Team with data connectivity for use over the next three months

๐Ÿฐ. ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—ฆ
In light of the Olympic Games being postponed, Mascom will continue supporting identified athletes with internet access to access online training resources during this time. This support is in addition to the P200 000.00 we have already provided to the team.

We continue to evaluate more ways to respond as appropriate and we pledge our support to work with the Botswana Government and all stakeholders to fight against the Corona Virus.

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