Monday, October 25, 2021

Diamond Divas point the way

Diamond Divas was officially introduced as drivers of youth empowerment amongst young Batswana to live a life of purpose, passion and positivity. At a media briefing held at The Test Kitchen in Broadhurst earlier this week, co-founders of Diamond Divas, media personalities- Rorisang Mogojwe and Keletso Maine shared their goals of wanting to inspire young people to invest in their passions and contribute positively and productively to the country’s socioeconomic landscape.
Officially launching and endorsing the movement was Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Botlogile Tshireletso and Gaborone City Mayor, Kagiso Thutlwe, with the support of local female rapper and Diva Mentor Sasa Klaas, and other supporters of the Diamond Divas movement.
In her endorsement of this movement,  Tshireletso congratulated the Diamond Divas for taking the initiative for reaching out to young people, especially young girls who are plagued by the new “blesser” phenomenon. 
“I respect women who have succeeded in their lives and careers by virtue of their hard work and it is important for young girls to learn from these women. Our mothers crawled, so we could walk and our daughters could fly.” stated Hon. Tshireletso. 
Gaborone City Mayor, Thutlwe also thanked the movement for their efforts in encouraging productivity and creativity amongst the youth who are vital in Botswana’s development. 
“Diamond Divas grew on the basis of a need to instill confidence in young girls because we have seen that the youth sometimes lack that part of themselves to follow their dreams. We believe that by providing a welcoming environment for them will make them feel comfortable enough to realize their goals and drive to follow them,” noted co-founder Mogojwe.
Diamond Divas started in 2015, during a conversation between friends, Mogojwe and Maine who both wanted to empower young girls in Botswana and offer them access to mentors. The group has hosted intimate sessions with young girls where they have invited well known personalities such as Sasa Klaas, Khumo Kwaagadira, Nature Inger and Kagiso Fox Phatsimo and Oratile Kefitlhile. They also have a Facebook page that has and continues to generate a following of young Diamond Divas and Dudes.
“We would like to thank those who have supported and participated in our growing movement, and those who continue to support us. This movement is personal to us because we have had instances where we have struggled with our self-confidence and having had mentors and role models along the way have helped us along our own personal journeys,” noted Maine in her closing remarks.
To learn more about the Diamond Divas, follow them on their Facebook group- Diamond Divas BW.


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