Japanese volunteers instill independence in rural Batswana women

Representatives from Gift from Botswana showing some of their products at the Culture Day celebrations at Monarch Customary court in Francistown. Pic Keoagile Bonang
Representatives from Gift from Botswana showing some of their products at the Culture Day celebrations at Monarch Customary court in Francistown. Pic Keoagile Bonang

FRANCISTOWN: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) volunteers are helping to instill self-dependence among Batswana women through craft.

Known as “Gift from Botswana”, an organisation of 25 Japanese volunteers is changing the lives of remote villagers in the Boteti Sub- District.

The volunteers work with the council’s Social and Community Development office to identify talent in the settlements of Xere, Kedia, Mmea and Khwee.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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