Church turns trash into treasure

Jewellery  stationery table organisers made from papers and boxes PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA
Jewellery stationery table organisers made from papers and boxes PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA

FRANCISTOWN: A Catholic church-based organisation has empowered local women, including refugees and illegal immigrants, by transforming rubbish into treasure.

The missionary organisation first arrived in Botswana in 2008. Its first stop was in Maun where it empowered around 350 women.

In an interview with Arts & Culture, Catholic Diocese of Francistown, Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles, Reverend Sister Cynthia Nwadike from Nigeria stated that one of their programmes is to empower women by teaching them various craft skills that can help them with their socio-economic development.

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