Young Africa - Botswana
Located in the heart of the capital city of Gaborone, Young Africa Botswana is being set up as a creative youth empowerment in the local community. With their focus on the creative industries and tourism, they are an esteemed youth-powered organisation in the NGO world in Botswana.
In March 2016, pioneers Maarten Weers and Jelena Mitrović started developing a plan for a training centre in Botswana. Shortly after they were trained at the YA HUB, they settled down in the capital Gaborone and Young Africa Botswana was founded. They operate from the government-owned Lady Masire Youth Centre in G-West that was refurbished and decorated to suit their purpose.
Being part of the Young Africa family is a life changing experience, from training young people to be employable, equip them with life skills, to the cultural diversity, exposure and opportunitiesGorata Priscilla Mokgosi Young Africa Botswana
At the centre young people can:
- Acquire skills through Vocational, Entrepreneurial and Life Skills programmes.
- Acquire basic ICT skills and develop and present their talents.
- Access information on important matters like, health, HIV, employment.
Young Africa Botswana has an ICT department. The introductory ICT course that is offered, is ideal for those who have no experience with computers and covers the basics of using a computer.
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