Social Workers and Chaplains crucial in schools

SELEBI-PHIKWE: It was heard at the recent Botswana Civil Society Budget Analysis meeting that the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) should employ social workers and chaplains. They would be tasked with counseling and facilitating a change in the mindset of the young generation regarding HIV/AIDS.

The analysis was conducted by the Botswana Confederation Of Non-Government Organisation (BOCONGO) last Wednesday in Selebi Phikwe.BOCONGO organized the meeting to appreciate to what extent the national budget addresses the needs of the marginalized members of the society.

A Selebi-Phikwe resident, Thobane Morake, said the challenge that the country is faced with is that of the young generation born in the era of HIV/AIDS. This generation, he said, does not know a world without HIV/AIDS.Morake observed that as a result of this circumstance, talking of prevention and cure does not resonate with them. "It is now very unfortunate that due to budget constraints, the ministry cannot afford to permanently employ social workers and chaplains," he added.

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