Mokgethi gets award


Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Anna Mokgethi was on Wednesday handed an international Ministerial achievement in gender and development issues award at the Phakalane Golf Estate.

This comes after she was nominated recipient of the 2022 Dream, Speak Up, Stand Up (DUSUSU) Foundation award based on her outstanding performance in issues of gender equality and development in Botswana whilst serving as the Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs. She was handed the award by DUSUSU Foundation founder, 20-year-old Zuriel Oduwole who is a global icon as she received various awards and gained international recognition for her input in girls education and gender development issues

. “The "Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up" program was first launched in March 2013, in Lagos, Nigeria at the Pan-Atlantic University, and in other schools in partnership with the US Consulate in Lagos. I started advocating for girls education not only in my home country when I was 10 years old where I met different Presidents from different countries. We have since done it in more than 13 countries including Nigeria, Malawi, Mexico, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, Ghana, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique and Tanzania,” Oduwole said.

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