Japan agency brings 23 volunteers to Botswana

Here to help: From left to right, Misa Namiuchi, Chitose Hirase and Yosuke Omikai. PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE
Here to help: From left to right, Misa Namiuchi, Chitose Hirase and Yosuke Omikai. PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has brought 23 Japanese volunteers who have been dispatched to different institutions to assist and exchange new ideas and technologies with Batswana.

JICA programme officer, Mothusi Tiyedze, said that the volunteers’s visit was under a bilateral agreement between Botswana and Japan to exchange knowledge and skills. The current 23 volunteers will be in Botswana for two years.

“JICA volunteers have been dispatched to many different parts of Botswana to undertake various technical assignments. They come to Botswana with the motto ‘together with the local community’, live and work together with the communities in Botswana, speak the same language of the community and carry out activities with an emphasis on raising self reliant efforts while fostering mutual understanding,” he said.

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