50 minutes for children

In line with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund’s (UNICEF) 50 Minutes for Children campaign, the Botho University Office of External relations embarked on a journey to spend 50 minutes with children in Mantshwabisi CJSS. The OER team, in partnership with the Department of Community Development under the Ministry of Labour & Home Affairs, engaged in the "50 Minutes for Children Campaign" in Mantshwabisi on Friday 23rd September. This followed a donation of bags and stationery to the school. The OER team’s donations aimed to inspire children to enjoy their school environment by providingbags to store their books and pencil case holders and to stimulate their learning experience.

The concept of 50 minutes is derived from the 50th Independence Anniversary of Botswana, celebrated this year.The campaign calls out to individuals and various stakeholders to spend a minute for every year since 1966 making a positive impact on children’s lives. The campaign is also a platform for the everyone in the country to share a common vision for children of Botswana, for the next 50 years. Anyone can be a part of the campaign by identifying an activity and children’s cause to dedicate their time to.