Kelesilo Kelesilo recently won a scholarship to study at Limkokwing for four years in a course of his choice and P20 000 on top of an originally made trophy at the award ceremony held by Limkokwing University to mark the end of their year long vision to transformation competition.
The competition was open to both the public and students of Limkokwing.
The students ended up winning P11000 of the P53000 total price, with the rest going to the public.
Kelesilo revealed to the SUNDAY STANDARD that he had created an abstract masterpiece, revealing the transformation of Botswana, preserving natural resources which are Botswana’s natural heritage to develop mining and the tourism sectors which are still at a lower primary growth.
“I see it befitting at this point to extend my outmost gratitude to Limkokwing university and its president, Tan Sri Limkokwing, for giving us the opportunity to showcase our talents and get rewarded for doing something we like and are good at,” said Kelesilo.
The competition was aimed at trying to encourage young people of Botswana to participate in the country’s vision 2016 by requiring them to write an essay or to visualize how they would like to see Botswana transformed into an educated and innovated nation by 2016.
Due to lack of proper exposure, the majority of the Botswana public was unaware of the competition even though it ran for more than a year.
In total, there were 804 entries which were then short listed to 100 entries of 50 each in the writing category and visualization category.
The judges that Limkokwing drew up were respectable and established professionals in their own fields.
Amongst those drawn up for the writing category were University of Botswana lecturers, Barolong Sebina, Leloba Molema and Naledi Kgolo.
Visual arts category saw the presence of Reginald Bakwena, who happens to be the coordinator of the celebrated Thapong Visual Arts Center, Shorn Molokwane, a fashion designer and Monamodi Kenosi who is an established graphic designer.
Also present at the ceremony was a group of delegates from Malaysia.