FRIENDS OF MAITISONG

This is a group of people interested in being identified with and promoting Maitisong. Ditsala  has a constitution and a bank account at Barclays Mall Branch, in Gaborone. It has undertaken fundraising events and paid for the re-covering of the seats in the auditorium. A new project to provide a removable sprung wooden floor for the stage is now under way. This will be a great asset and will help entice ballet and other dance companies to Maitisong.'

The aims of Ditsala tsa Maitisong are:

  1. to assist Maitisong and particularly its Director in the promotion of cultural activities within Maru a Pula School and the community
  2. to promote and publicise the aims of Maitisong and its cultural programme
  3. to raise funds for the development, upkeep and general maintenance of the Maitisong complex
  4. to act as owner and guardian of the Maitisong Festival

Fund raising events
Ditsala tsa Maitisong has organised many events to raise money. They have usually taken the form of a performance by a well-known artist in a member's house.
The show has been accompanied by a meal and only a limited number of tickets has been available.'

The show has been preceeded by a meal and only 100 tickets at P100.00 have been sold. Ditsala aims to hold three of these events per year.

Commemorative Seats Board
Hanging at the entrance of Maitisong is a large board with a plan of the seats in the auditorium on it. People pay P150.00 to have their names inscribed in gold leaf in one of the spaces on the board. The money goes to Ditsala tsa Maitisong. About two-thirds of the spaces have been sold.   

Executive Committee 1999
CHARLES SHELDON (Chairman)
ALAN WILSON (Secretary)
ANGELIKA ORFORD
SIMON MILLER
MALETA LOCK
IRWIN TELLIS
Ms THANDI LUJABE-RANKOE, SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSIONER,
DAVID SLATER 
(ex-officio)
GARTH GRIERSON (ex-officio)
 


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