A walk for a good course

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The use of visual arts is mostly associated with aesthetics, giving life to offices and homes. However, Thato Nkawana, a Thapong Artist of the Year award winner for 2016, is aiming to move away from the stereotype and use his flair to advocate for mental health.

Nkawana plans to advocate for mental health by staging a ‘1 200km Mental Health Walk’.

The walk is set to kick-start in Gantsi to Gaborone via Francistown from May 1 to June 16. The talented artist told Arts &Culture this week that he has realised that many Batswana are affected by mental issues ranging from depression, stress and anxiety. Due to the surging numbers, Nkawana said art might just be the right antidote to the brewing challenge.

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