Lack of donor funding cripples CSOs in S/Phikwe


SELEBI-PHIKWE: Lack of donor funding has resulted in some community service organisations (CSOs) closing shop, thus impacting on the linkages they were providing to the area to supplement government efforts in addressing HIV/AIDS.

The country at large has been facing a challenge of donor fatigue because Botswana is believed to me a middle-income economy. 

In Selebi-Phikwe, where there is the highest HIV prevalence rate, the impact of lack of funding from donors was experienced around 2013 that resulted in more than five support groups collapsing. A few remaining have had to downsize their operations, or on the fringes of existence with very little money to effectively run their operations.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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