Broken but Chosen Youth Seminar addresses youth crisis

Big plans: Pilane hopes to motivate the youth
Big plans: Pilane hopes to motivate the youth

Botswana faces high levels of poverty, unemployment and inequality that particularly affect young people. As a result, a large portion of the country’s youths are living with emotional and mental scars with many depressed and having lost hope. One young man is determined to help, writes Mmegi Correspondent, NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE

Experts advise that even though nearly everyone is going through a lot, it is important to talk out our problems than bottling them in. Keeping one’s troubles to oneself often results in individuals resorting to drug and alcohol abuse or even worse, suicide.

A young man from Mochudi, Boikhutso Pilane, is determined to motivate his peers, helping them to keep pushing on, by hosting the Broken but Chosen Youth Seminar in January.

Editor's Comment
Tighten the law on drug dealers

Our youth are perishing; their once hopeful bright future is going down the drain; all because of illicit drugs.It is very easy to blame the addict, but it is not as simple as that! Drug dealing is a very lucrative business for some shameless people amongst our society and as such they have come up with tight strategies on how to push their business.Drug addiction is bad, and while the individual on drugs sometimes might have been the one who...

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