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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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PEDAL FOR PURPOSE: FROM KENYA TO CAPE TOWN

On Thursday, May 24th, two travelers passed through Maun on their journey from Kenya to Cape Town. This journey, which started in March, will continue until the women reach Cape Town, South Africa. The Travel for Impact (TFI) team was thrilled to meet with Lysianne and Emma, the founders of Pedal for Purpose, who joined […]

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Canoes from Rain Trees?

Text and photographs by Mmusi Mmusi, Herbarium Assistant at PSUB Herbarium, Okavango Research Institutue The commonly called ‘rain tree’ or ‘Apple- leaf’ is known in Setswana as mopororo. Scientifically the tree is known as Philenoptera violacea (Klotzsch) Schrire. It is a member of the enormous Fabaceae family which includes beans, in fact if you open […]

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Diacore Marathon – WAR informs runners!

Women Against Rape (WAR) Botswana was invited by Diacore Gaborone Marathon to inform participants about who they are, what they do, and what kind of programmes and services they offer. The team that was educating the public comprised of Neo Mafoko, Bofele Sebola and Raymond Paulos who are currently interning at WAR. The programmes that the […]

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MAWS Visit

Maun Animal Welfare Soceity (MAWS) clinic was paid a visit this last week by TFI’s Communication & Community Development Manager Asale Kalake, Community Bus driver Obotseng Pulaetsile, and QPID interns Raiden and Jessica. The TFI group was given a tour of the facilities by veteran employee Kenny; showing the group the short and long term […]

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