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TAWLA marks Day of The African Child

SHARE   |   Monday, 11 June 2018   |   By Ricardo Kanono
TAWLA marks Day of The African Child

The African Women Leadership Academy (TAWLA) will host International Day of the African Child Commemoration on June 16, 2018 at the UB Library Auditorium where the High Commissioner of South Africa, Rosemary Mashaba, will deliver the keynote address.

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The half-day event will bring together 10 brilliant minds from a wide array of fields, to share invaluable insights into their journeys to success, with the objective of inspiring youth from in and around Gaborone. The inspirational talks will be given by among others entrepreneurs, sport, media and corporate leaders such as Chess champion and Founder of Limitless Minds Chess Academy, Keenese Neo Katisenge; owner of Native Events, Newman Ramatokwane; Old Mutual CEO, Thebe Modikwa; Senior Human Resources Manager at De Beers Global Sight Holders Sales, Matlhogonolo Mponang; Editor of The Voice, Emang Bokhutlo; Journo and Author, Rorisang Mogojwe; businesswomen Vuyiswa Mojela of SoapBox Communications and Ineeleng Kavindama - former fashion icon and owner of Vintage Classics.

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The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) states, “By investing in children now, Africa stands to gain a potential demographic dividend by 2030 and beyond.” It is against this background that in commemorating the International Day of the African Child - and honouring the 2018 theme “LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT” - TAWLA aims to expose its 2018 Leadership and Mentoring Program intake, as well as 70 other youth, to inspirational individuals (successful entrepreneurs, sport, media and corporate leaders) as we continue with our mandate of creating a community of responsible, confident, independent and self-assured girls (and boys) who could aspire to be future leaders.

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Boitumelo Maswabi

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Project Coordinator - The African Women Leadership Academy



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