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The Road to Shakawe

This weekend, the Travel for Impact team made the trek from Maun up to Shakawe. The team stopped in at Ngwao Boswa – Gumare, Ngamiland Basket Weavers Trust – Etsha, and Shakawe Craft Centre – Shakawe to deliver marketing materials and check in with the lovely ladies of Crafthood. The Crafthood initiative, launched in partnership […]

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Crafthood in Partnership with ‘Arts for Africa’

Arts for Africa, a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands, was established in 2015 with a mandate to work together for a better, greener, and more independent future though the sale of art products. Arts for Africa has been instrumental in supporting Crafthood, and in turn, women within the Ngamiland District, by marketing their unique […]

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The Elderly and a Transformed Maun

The elderly are not only a source of joy, but they are a piece of history. The village of Maun has transformed over the past several decades; it is the elderly that remind us of how things were and why it is important to remember our culture. According to Statistics Botswana, in 2011, there were […]

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Desert & Delta Select Scholarship Recipient

Starting the new year with a bang, DDS have once again selected a student to sponsor through their ‘Leaders for the Future’ scholarship program. In a partnership with the Botswana Accountancy College (BAC), the program selects one recipient from the region and sponsors their education through either a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management or […]

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Catching up with BBL

“It’s going to be a wonderful year for us at BBL,” states Bana Ba Letsatsi coordinator Taboka. In a short interview with the coordinator, she started by reminiscing about when she started at the rehabilitation centre. “One thing that makes me happy is when I came in last year around this time, I was wondering […]

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‘The Boys Can Help Out Their Sisters’

Walking through the WAR office, I am directed to an office within the administration block. As I enter the door, I am warmly greeted by Ariane, Alana, and Eva – volunteers on the Student’s Against Rape (SAR) project. For this project, the SAR team goes into schools on a weekly basis to open dialogues with […]

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Poetavango: Arts Activism in Action

Maun is internationally renowned as the tourist capital of Botswana and the gateway to the awe-inspiring Okavango Delta. However, this rapidly growing village is also home to Poetavango, a non-profit organisation of performing artists who combine their love of arts with philanthropy. Poetavango is an amalgamation between two words Poet and Okavango, which means Poets […]

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AGLOW Hosts Annual Christmas Lunch

“I am so happy,” says one of the attendees at this year’s AGLOW Christmas Lunch. On December 10, 2016, AGLOW – Polokong hosted their annual Christmas Party. This event was attended by over two hundred elderly people from throughout the community. Every year, the elderly look forward to this event (some even showed up at […]

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