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The Feverberry or Motsebe tree.

The tree Croton megalobotrys Müll.Arg. is in the family Euphorbiaceae. The scientific generic name Croton is derived from a Greek word ‘kroton’ which means ‘tick’, referring to the insect-like bloodsucking parasites, who’s shape is similar to the seed of this genus. The specific name megalobotrys is derived from Greek words meaning ‘large cluster’ in reference […]

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Travel For Impact Hosts Public Speaking Workshop.

Travel for Impact was pleased to organize a public speaking workshop for various participants from our community partners, including youth from Bana Ba Letsatsi; students from Tsodilo Junior School; and employees from MAWS and Travel for Impact. The workshop was held on August 2nd at the Airport Hotel and led by Mandela U Johnes, a […]

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Child Development Activities A Great Asset to the Feed A Child Program.

Founded in 2012, Feed a Child Botswana aims to address the basic nutritional needs of the communities of Maun, specifically focused on the elderly and orphaned and vulnerable children. Through their integrated, sustainable, and people-driven approach, the goal is to empower individuals and families through proper nutrition. The organization runs a daily feeding program in […]

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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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