Francistown hobby expo 2017 sizzles

The first Botho University Hobby Expo held in Francistown, last week, was a unique showcase of a wide range of creative activities that allowed participants to experiment with new artistic ideas and crafts.

The Expo was a great platform for Botho University staff, students and alumni to learn something new and for the University to contribute meaningfully to the community through hobby sharing. The prime vision of the event was to transform the Botho University community through learning new skills in celebration of the university’s 20th anniversary. The event gave the participants a chance to interact with creative and talented industry professionals, learning skills ranging from marimba and makeup lessons to jewelry making.

Participants kick-started their day with Zumba and yoga, which attracted fitness fanatics, and were later dispatched to various activities. The industry experts offering lessons for the enthusiasts included Lesedi Nganunu, who shared piano skills; Simon Kalommo from John Mckenzie School, who offered Marimba; Tshepo Nkwe, who provided make up lessons; Nandi Padmanaban from Art of Living, who taught yoga; Amanda Lebang, who gave participants a taste of jewelry design and Tshepo Kefhitilwe from Phat T Sounds, who shared DJ Skills. Botho University would like to thank the facilitators for their skills sharing.

The University provided materials to enable each participant to learn the different crafts. The event was also held in Botho University’s Gaborone and Maseru campuses.