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The Unbelievable Significance of Small Plants.

The Peter Smith University of Botswana (PSUB) herbarium in Maun, at the Okavango Research Institute (ORI) a part of the University of Botswana, recently made an exciting find with expertise from Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London. It is probably a new species of plant called Inversodicraea in the family called Podostemaceae.   This plant […]

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Tocky’s Story

This is tocky a 4 month pup brought in with hemorrhagic diarrhoea and vomiting. Tocky was so weak on admission that as we attempted to get an IV line in, he collapsed and gave a couple of agonal like gasps. Fearing the worst we chatted to his owner to explain the poor prognosis and that […]

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Maun welcomes Singakwenza and Waste2Toys Initiative.

We had the pleasure of  meeting and welcoming Singakwenza to Botswana for the first time and we were particularly lucky that they visited us here in Maun. Singakwenza , means  “We can  do it!” in Isizulu and the organisation, aims to build sustainable early childhood education programs in Economically disadvantaged communities. This non profit organisation […]

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Feed A Child Strives to Improve Nutrition in the Community.

Feed A Child Botswana was created in 2012 with the goal of addressing the nutritional needs of the community, particularly focusing on children. The goal is to sustainably empower individuals through proper nutrition by providing a nutritionally optimal meal to those that do not otherwise have access to sufficient nourishment. Feed A Child distributes Nutrimeal, […]

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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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