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Tsodilo Heritage Challenge returns

SHARE   |   Wednesday, 07 August 2019   |   By Solomon Tjinyeka
Tsodilo Heritage Challenge returns

The second installment of Tsodilo Heritage Challenge 2019 is scheduled for August 29th at Tsodilo Heritage site, organized jointly by Tsodilo Community Development Trust (TCDT), Department of National Museum and Monuments, The Desert Bush Walk and Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management Project (NSLMP), a UNDP/ GEF funded project. Held under the theme “Walk for Rural Development”, Tsodilo Heritage Challenge is designed to enhance the socio-economic development of the area by marketing the Tsodilo Hills World Heritage Site as a tourism destination, to promote healthy living through exercise, to promote the cultural heritage of the Ngamiland region through song, dance & poetry and to undertake development activities within Tsodilo village that improve the living standards of locals. TCDT Manager, Nxisae Kiema, said Tsodilo Challenge has benefited the community a lot and they expect more people to attend. Part of the P43,200 raised last year was used to rehabilitate a Mobile clinic in the village, develop an airstrip for tourists while some was used to renovate an ablution block for the Trust and connect some standpipes in the village. Chairperson of CSI Concepts Foundation -organisers of the Desert Bush Walk- Olivia Nthoi, said on Friday that they have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to mentor TCDT in managing the event. She explained that the 2019 Challenge will be divided in two parts, a bush walk (15km and 31km) and a cultural night. 



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