Brass band gives boys a lease of life

Imagine spending close to three years outside the classroom before hitting age 13, wandering about aimlessly and feeding from any source?

Yet after the entire rough patch, you are invited to perform as part of a marching band in front of multitudes in America; it sounds too good to be true, isn’t it? But this is the account of five boys from low-income Tlokweng whose footsteps brought them face-to-face with the Ditsheko family in the Village suburb of Gaborone.

It was exactly 15 months ago when the quintet hollered from outside the gate of the Ditsheko home begging for soul food. They got more than what they bargained for as they washed up, each got a set of used clothes and shoes and joined the family for lunch.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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