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MAWS Volunteers Loving Botswana !!

Maun Animal Welfare Society, better known as MAWS, is one of Travel for Impact’s proud partners. They are operated by an office staff and almost entirely reliant on volunteer veterinarians and nurses to provide care. As MAWS is always welcoming new volunteers to the clinic, members of the Travel for Impact team decided to visit […]

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“Supporting the Elderly is our Passion”

  Polokong, which means “Place of Salvation”, has made it their mission to change the lives of the elderly of Maun by providing everyday care and love towards these pillars of the community.  Travel For Impact has been dedicated to supporting AGLOW -Polokong for the last 2 years. We are very happy to report on the progress of the centre being […]

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Cycling against Malaria!

Peace Corps Volunteers from all across Botswana recently cycled from Maun to Shakawe on a 2-week tour to advocate for malaria education! Along their 400 km route, they worked with the schools and clinics in each village to promote the most effective malaria prevention strategies. In Nokaneng, Peace Corps Volunteers helped to co-facilitate a 1-day […]

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My Time at MAWS!!

My name is Rose Tubman-Broeren and ever since I was a kid; I’ve been interested in shelter medicine and working with low-income/low-access communities. I fostered animals for the SPCA for many years and twice had the opportunity to volunteer in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in Thailand. Shortly after graduating as an RVT in the spring […]

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Get a cure from Cat’s whiskers?

  This month we look at a small woody shrub called Clerodendrum ternatum it is in the Lamiaceae family, the same family from which the herb mint comes so you’ll not be surprised that the leaves of this Clerondendrum also have a strong and most say unpleasant odour but are browsed by animals. The English […]

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World Map Mural Tsau & Toteng Map Project

A month ago, Tsau Primary and Toteng Primary had two walls, with slight crumbling paint, that the students ran past without a thought or a glance. Today groups of kids gather in front of the once blank walls, whispering to each other with curiosity. Why? Over the last few weeks, Peace Corps volunteers from Tsau, Toteng, […]

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Vachellia Tortilis

An Acacia by any other name? In 2011, at the International Botanical Congress in Australia, it was decided (based on new DNA evidence) to split the Acacia genus into several different genera, each of which are monophyletic. Since Australia has by far the most species in the old genus the name Acacia is now reserved […]

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