Underprivileged youth urged to look beyond handicaps

Unity Dow addressing children at Bontleng recreational park PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Unity Dow addressing children at Bontleng recreational park PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Specially elected legislator Unity Dow has urged children growing up in low-income communities to transcend financial barriers and forge a path to prosperity through their skills and intelligence.

Dow's message was delivered at a career expo organised by Setlogelwa Tsatsing at Bontleng Recreational Park. She acknowledged that while the nation aspires for all children to have dignified upbringings, the persistence of poverty in many Botswana households hinders the realisation of this goal, depriving children of the essential dignity needed for a promising future.

“I know that the circumstances in which you find yourself can be very uncomfortable but while the country grows and plans are made to ensure a dignified living for all children, I urge you young fellows to not give up on your dreams,” she said. Dow, a human rights lawyer, emphasised that the adversity of poverty and limited income, present in today's society, historically motivated earlier generations to work diligently and elevate the nation from the depths of destitution. She believes that the trials faced by today's youth in low-income regions can be transformed into opportunities for dreaming and striving towards improved livelihoods.

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