Jelena Mitrovic & Maarten Weers, Directors YA Botswana 
Jelena & Maarten ran NGOs Kunst in de Straat in Holland and Umetnost Ulice in Serbia. Both translate to ‘Art in the Street’. The work involves empowering people through art projects such as graffiti art and street mosaic installations in Rotterdam and street theatre to enable literacy in Serbia. While the work continues in both locations, Jelena & Maarten have joined Young Africa to start work in Botswana. Jelena elaborates: "We have approached empowerment through creativity. I do it because not only does it feel good but when we work with others and facilitate empowerment - it is inspiring me too." Maarten elaborates: "I cannot stand injustice. At the same time, we both are not aggressive activists or reformers. We have always involved everyone; working with all kinds of people to get the work done." In March 2016, Maarten & Jelena moved to Gaborone to fully dedicate their lives to build up Young Africa in Botswana.

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