ABOUT BTC FOUNDATION
Corporate Social Investment (CSI)
Our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) is driven by our firm belief that while corporate growth and profitability are essential, corporations must pursue societal goals; specifically, those relating to sustainable development.
In 2014, Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Limited (BTC) established the BTC Foundation to manage and coordinate its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme. The BTC Foundation is a legal entity registered through a Trust Deed and administered by a Board of Trustees. It is a non-profit initiative that seeks to be responsive to the needs of the communities in which BTC and its partners/suppliers operate. The BTC Foundation mandate is to impact the lives of communities in pursuit of social, economic, and environmental sustainability, with an emphasis on impact and longevity.
Values, Mission and Vision
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) is a Botswana Stock Exchange Limited (BSEL) listed communications service provider offering fixed (voice and data), mobile (voice and data) and broadband services to individual consumers, enterprises and other licensed service providers.
The BTC Foundation’s current three-year strategy 2020 complies with International Standards (ISO26000). This framework focuses on stakeholder engagement, materiality, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of projects and activities. Furthermore, the framework emphasises efficiency, effectiveness and employee engagement when carrying out projects.
The BTC Foundation projects and activities are essential stakeholder engagement platforms for the Company. BTC employees are integral to the culture of socially responsible conduct and are involved in BTC Foundation initiatives.
Our investments are made through partnerships with Non-Profit Organisations, sponsorship of CSI projects and direct donations to support causes in line with its focus areas.
BTC Foundation Funded Projects
Under the current strategy, the BTC Foundation’s key focus areas are as follows