Mochudi — Botswana Worldwide College of Science and Know-how (BIUST) in partnership with Native Enterprise Authority (LEA) have donated 1 000 liquid soaps and 600 bar soaps to numerous faculties with kids residing with disabilities in Mochudi, Ramotswa and Otse.
A few of the faculties that benefitted from the donation, which is aimed to assist within the battle towards the COVID-19 pandemic, are Motswedi Rehabilitation Centre, Mochudi Useful resource Centre for the Blind, Ramotswa College for the Deaf and Rankoromane College.
Handing over donations right this moment at Pudulogong Rehabilitation and Growth Centre, BIUST Director for Communications and Public Affairs, Mr Keoagile Rafifing stated the college aimed to stimulate analysis, innovation and expertise switch.
He stated in responding to COVID-19 pandemic, BIUST had partnered with LEA to assist authorities mitigate the unfold of COVID-19.
They undertook tasks such because the manufacturing of bar and liquid soaps, manufacturing of sanitisers, growth of drone sprayers and growth of dashboard for visualization of COVID-19 pandemic circumstances.
The merchandise, Mr Rafifing stated, had been produced at BIUST laboratories and had been innovations of college college students and educational employees.
He indicated that submit COVID-19 pandemic; the college can be lively in the direction of financial diversification by way of analysis and innovation.
Subsequently, he stated their efforts in mass manufacturing would go a good distance in serving to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19 pandemic and positioning the merchandise as potential financial drivers submit the pandemic.
Mr Rafifing stated amongst tasks BIUST has endeavored to pursue submit the pandemic had been the manufacturing of sodium hypochlorite, bitumen, caustic soda, chlorine and different varied waste power tasks.
He thanked different companions similar to Morupule Coal Mine and Botswana Defence Power (BDF) for his or her beneficiant contributions in aiding the college to fabricate the merchandise.
Mr Rafifing stated the bar soaps had been a three-year mission and had been totally examined to satisfy all medical expectations and had been protected to make use of.
He additionally famous that presently, college college students and employees had been wanting into making the bar soaps odor good and inspired Batswana to help them with their indigenous data for the nation to faucet into diversifying the financial system to a data primarily based financial system.
“Botswana has loads of uncooked supplies and it’s excessive time we faucet into these and never rely upon different international locations,” he stated. Mr Rafifing stated a few of their analysis is wanting to make use of coal for tar and likewise extract diesel from the identical tar.
LEA Head of Company Affairs and Market Entry Ms Boikhutso Kgomanyane stated thus far over 10 000 of the merchandise had been donated countrywide.
She stated their goal was to commercialise such initiatives for the nation to export, as an alternative of surviving from imports solely.
Supply : BOPA