Students from the faculty of Communications, Media and Broadcasting at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Botswana handed over their Limkokwing Entrepreneurship Acceleration Platform (LEAP) Campaign Project on Cervical Cancer to the Cancer Association of Botswana as part of their corporate social responsibility as a University.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Public Relations and Events Manager, Mercy Thebe, said it has been a long journey for all of them, and the first to enroll in LEAP).
“We salute the dedication and perseverance which has resulted in this day to witness this event, as they do their bit for Botswana by handing their winning campaign project for free to the Cancer Association of Botswana,” she said.
The Cancer Association of Botswana is a non-governmental organization that aims at tackling issues concerning a variety of cancers in Botswana.
For its mandate, it aspires to sensitize the local public on issues concerning cancer. It is dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer by increasing awareness and education to promote healthy lifestyles and early detection of cancer, facilitating medical care and providing counseling and support to those affected.
After-care is also offered to patients, through follow ups, after returning to their homes.
The students embarked on the project during their internship period, in conjunction with the CAB. They carried out, conducted and completed a project on Cervical Cancer in Botswana.
From the findings of their research, it is clear that a lot of Batswana lack knowledge in so far as the disease is concerned.
Speaking at the event, the Program Leader, Communications Media and Broadcasting student, Rebaone Gola, said it was not a simple journey, but added that “it was a journey worth taking”.
“The opportunity came and they took it, and the students accomplished what has not been done before,” said Gola. “I supported them and guided them as their mentor. Our students have shown a great deal of capability in tackling life situations.”
Also in attendance were the CAB Board Member and Head Counselor, Barbara Garland, Board Member of CAB, Dr Kasese, Marketing Director Integrated Media, Kefentse Masimolole, Tiego Pheto (SRC), and Dimpho Maruping (CAB).