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Botswana

Building on long-standing rugby relationships to achieve shared community development objectives

With up to 70% of its land mass accounted for by the Kalahari Desert, Botswana is one of the world’s least densely populated countries. Original inhabitants were the San people, hunter-gatherers indigenous to Southern Africa. Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta boast expansive ecosystems and Botswana is known to have the greatest elephant population in Africa. The country has one of the highest prevalence rates for HIV/Aids with approximately 20% of the population infected, despite the government’s efforts to reduce the spread through education and treatment programs.

Working with the union

Bhubesi Pride Foundation has been in partnership with the Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) since the charity’s work began in Gaborone in 2011. We’ve run coaching programs with children from Old Naledi and initiated legacy projects alongside G4S Botswana to improve schools’ ablution facilities, safety and security. We’ve arranged for coaches from South Africa’s national team setup to assist the BRU, worked with club teams and U20 players and added Maun and Selebi-Phikwe as project locations. Our hope for the future is to build on our relationship with the BRU to ensure both our organisations meet shared goals by seeing rugby used as a continued force for good.

Making a difference in Botswana

Meet inspirational Tosca Segaise, teacher and development officer working hard to grow the game, young player Trevor and see one of the projects we’ve facilitated with G4S

Meet development officer, Tosca
Meet young player Trevor
School improvements with G4S Botswana
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Project work in Botswana

Achieving shared goals in Gaborone, Maun and Selebi-Phikwe

Achieving shared goals in Gaborone, Maun and Selebi-Phikwe

Working with the BRU and achieving our goals, we aim to assist with relevant resources, provide youth coaching and coach education through our volunteer program and other coaching activities to contribute to the growth of the game and the use of the sport as a tool for education.

How you can sponsor our projects

Achieving shared goals in Gaborone, Maun and Selebi-Phikwe

Achieving shared goals in Gaborone, Maun and Selebi-Phikwe

Working with the BRU and achieving our goals, we aim to assist with relevant resources, provide youth coaching and coach education through our volunteer program and other coaching activities to contribute to the growth of the game and the use of the sport as a tool for education.

How you can sponsor our projects

Achieving shared goals in Gaborone, Maun and Selebi-Phikwe

Achieving shared goals in Gaborone, Maun and Selebi-Phikwe

Working with the BRU and achieving our goals, we aim to assist with relevant resources, provide youth coaching and coach education through our volunteer program and other coaching activities to contribute to the growth of the game and the use of the sport as a tool for education.

How you can sponsor our projects

Pride Stories: Botswana

Learn about the children and all those playing their part in the Pride: Local coaches, volunteers, donors and charity partners. Could it be you?

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