New scholarship holders

January 2023

We have great news at the beginning of the year!

Thanks to private donors, we are able to provide scholarships for three young women to train as professional safari guides.

Kaone Ndozi (28 years), Kunyanda Kavinja (24 years) and Tiny Mohermanegi (20 years) will start their 33-day intensive course in Jao Village on 15.01.2023. The first 2 weeks are dedicated to learning the basics theoretically. The knowledge is complex and the three have been hard at work for a few weeks preparing themselves with the help of special textbooks. Then comes the practical part where they will spend two weeks exploring and studying the wilderness of Botswana on foot, by motorboat and by mokoro (a dugout canoe about four metres long). Okwa Sarefo, an excellent guide and long-time instructor with our partner EcoTraining will teach and accompany them.

The driving test is also a prerequisite before finally taking the official exam to become a professional safari guide at the BWTI (Botswana Wildlife Training Institute).

We wish you much success and, above all, joy during the training!

And we would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous supporters who made the scholarships possible!


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