The Junior Chamber International Botswana has recently entered eight Batswana nominated by the public into the international award program’s, namely: JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) and JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award (JCI CYEA).
Speaking to Sunday Standard the Executive Director Ngwatshi Enyatseng of JCI Botswana, said, “JCI has confidence in all the seven entrants for they are outstanding and of good caliber.”
Over 115 countries, including Botswana, will be participating in the program.
She noted that for the JCI TOYP program, five people have been selected, namely Uyapo Ndadi, under the category of Contribution to Children , World Peace or Human Rights; Baboletse Basadi Akoonyatse, under the category of Medical Innovation Senator, Donald Moeti Koogotsitse under the category of Personal Improvement or Accomplishment , Solomon Solly Reikeletseng under the category of Business, Economic or Entrepreneurial and Tshepang Mabaila under the category of Humanitarian or Voluntary Leadership.
For the JCI CYEA program two people have been chosen: Pule Mmolotsi from Worldwide Technologies (Pty) Ltd and Lepang Ferguson from Lepang Ferguson International.
Enyatseng noted that the deadline for 2010 entries is closed and entrants worldwide have been sent to the Head Quarters in St Louis, Missouri, USA, for international screening and entrants will know by September if they will be awarded for the program.
“JCI will sponsor Ten Outstanding Young Persons and three Creative Young Entrepreneurs from the whole world to attend the JCI World Congress in Osaka Japan in November,” said Enyatseng. She pointed out that at the upcoming Congress there will be a Ceremony, which will highlight each winner’s career in narrative form and provide a stage from which the honorees can challenge and inspire young people from around the world.
Enyatseng said for each honoree, there will be a video presentation profiling his/her accomplishments, followed by the trophy presentation, and an acceptance speech.
JCI Botswana President Malaki Kereeditse highlighted that “we wish that someone from Botswana may win this year in both programs, so that Botswana is recognized for its outstanding human resource and the impact our people make in the community.”
Enyatseng commended all the nominating organizations for assisting in identifying entrants.