The University of Botswana held its social market day at its traditional park on September 4. Organiser Edward Masukudu (25) said they chose the place because they want to market it to the UB community. The day attracted students and companies involved creative arts that showcased their wares to the university community. “It attracted students because it was such a new unique event that never happened to the university before,” said Masukudu, a young man living with bipolar disorder but has never let that pull him down.
There were creative arts stalls where jewellery, bags, accessories, food, drinks, shoes and clothes were sold. There was also a stall for African prints, sandals, clothes, and some fabrics from Kenya which a lot of students seemed to appreciate. Masukudu said the event was aimed at enhancing diversity, public awareness image and involvement of students in their creative arts and industry.
Dwine wines also had a stall at the university to promote their wine company. Masukudu appreciated that as one of the things that fascinated them. “We were fascinated because it is owned by young Batswana who have passion to do business internationally,” he said. One of the students who attended the event Gaone Molebatsi expressed her excitement about the whole event and wished that more of such events can be done since they bring recreation to the UB community. “It also enables a lot of networking between the creative artists and I am looking forward to the next event,” she said.