Misdirected request proves Special Olympics' saviour


A misdirected request for funds from the Special Olympics Botswana, proved to be the ultimate saviour, after the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYSC) accidentally stumbled upon the electronic mail.

The request for P900, 000 was meant to land on the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) desk, but instead, was sent to MYSC. Special Olympics wanted to use the money to purchase tickets in order to participate at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi from March 14 to 21, 2019. MYSC then called the Olympics body to explain the contents of the letter.  “We had requested BNSC to allow us to use our grant to purchase flight tickets.

The letter ended up at the ministry and it seemed like we were requesting (the funds) from them. But during the meeting, we made it clear that we would go and request for more money if there was a shortage,” Special Olympics Botswana director, Ross Tebele said.

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