Botho University Engages in UNICEF
In response to UNICEF Botswana’s “50 minutes for Children” campaign, which called on the public to show their care for children, Botho University gave back to the community by engaging with children through a series of activities, which took place from September to December 2016.
The Campaign kick-started with a Botho Family Fun Day aimed at Botho University staff and their children. Assorted activities, including baking lessons, basic computer lessons, traditional games and cartoon screening, gave the staff a chance to engage with their colleagues’ children through knowledge-sharing. Botho University, as an educational provider, aimed at teaching children something that they could take home and in turn teach other kids. Botho University also partnered with the Ministry of Local and Rural Development to bring cheer to Mantshwabisi Primary School students. The University staff played sports with the student , share the importance of education and donated education merchandise, including bags and stationery.
Kubung CJSS was the next stop for Botho University, where one of the Management representatives gave a motivational talk on the importance of education. The University also donated stationery and certificates for the best preforming student at the prize giving ceremony.
During a visit to Pilane Primary School, Bohto University staff gave an inspiring speech on the value of learning, as well as stationery and gifts to encourage students to excel in their studies. Another highlight of the campaign was the 50 minutes spent at the Scottish LivingStone Hospital in Molepolole. The University embarked on much-needed face-lift for the paediatric ward, adding a splash of colour and fun activities for the patients, and bringing smiles to the children’s faces.
In a bid to further encourage interaction between the Botho University staff and children in need, Botho University visited Gamodubu Orphanage. During the 50 minutes spent at Gamodubu, the childrenplayed sports and had lunch prepared by the staff from Botho University.
Another excuting activity was the visit to Kamogelo Orphanage, where the Botho University team played games with the children and donated education charts for their playroom.
The University wrapped up the campaign by visiting Old Naledi in Gaborone, engaging professional sporting coaches to come and exchange skills with the youngsters. Children attended in droves, making the final event a resounding success.