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Botswana: Building Confidence Critical for Success

Mopipi — Building confidence among youth at an early age is critical to their ultimate success in life.

This was said by the Vice President, Mr Slumber Tsogwane on Friday during the donation of sanitary pads by Lucara Botswana to girls in Mopipi.

Mr Tsogwane said the donation would go a long way in boosting the girl child’s confidence and ensure that they did not miss out on school as a result of lack of sanitary pads.

Lucara donated 5 000 sanitary pad packets to all 34 schools in the Boteti area.

The VP implored the mining company to continue giving back to local communities and partner with government in some projects for advancement of communities.

He further urged Lucara to continue embracing Botswana’s ideals and contribute to the National Vision 2036, especially on the pillar of achieving prosperity for all.

Mr Tsogwane urged that the donation should reach its intended recipients, being school girls.

He stated that no government could solely shoulder the responsibility of developing its citizenry.

He said although it was government’s responsibility to lead and ensure prosperity for all, private sector should also come on board.

For her part, the managing director of Lucara Botswana, Ms Naseem Lahri said the mining company was committed to promoting gender equality, hence they adopted Sustainable Development Goal 5, which advcates for the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.