Nthabiseng Cathrene Ntshonono, Botho University graduate of Professional Diploma in Jewellery Management and Design, has been awarded a scholarship to study full time at the Gemology Institute of America (GIA) in Mumbai, India.
Nthabiseng will go into the graduate gemologist program for a period 6 months. Each year, GIA offers two scholarships for non-American students, to any of their five international campuses based in London, India, Taiwan, Thailand and Hong Kong.
‘It means a lot that I have been offered such an opportunity. It is such a great honour and a laid platform for me to go explore and go study further into what I am passionate about.’ Said Nthabiseng.’ She is now the second student to qualify and travel to GIA, Mumbai, India after the successful trip by another BU student Yozikee Juliet Kariambahe in 2018. BU will be nurturing more such students like Nthabiseng and Yozikee through its various international partnerships.