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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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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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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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