The Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) is set to honour 20 students from the Tlamelong Rehabilitation Centre in Tlokweng.
All the twenty students are with disabilities.
“People with disabilities are an important part of our community and need to be recognized,” said Kefilwe Batsalelwang, the Marketing and Communications Manager, in an interview. “BRCS has mastered the art of touching souls through its numerous programmes that are aimed at alleviating human suffering.”
BRCS coordinates the Tlamelong Rehabilitation Centre in Tlokweng which was built in 1974 to improve the quality of life amongst youth living with disabilities.
The Centre accommodates at least 30 trainees from all over Botswana to specialise in a two-year training programme on Vocational education in Textile and Horticulture; it is certified by the Madirelong Testing Centre.
At the Rehabilitation Centre, learners are equipped with life skills, survival skills, activities of daily living, literacy classes and short educational classes that help in opening new opportunities.
Batsalelwang said these trainings help learners explore their potential and ultimately play fulfilling roles in their communities after graduation.
“The training we offer youths is bearing fruit as many youths we have trained are now able to manage their daily lives and are able to generate income for themselves,” she said.
The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, November 4th, 2011, at the DUMA FM grounds in Gaborone from 9am to 12pm.
Batsalelwang said activities of the graduation ceremony will include a football match between Inter-Banks personnel and students and other fun-filled activities that will be memorable to the students.
BRCS has been devoted to working for the improvement of health and life in times of peace as well as in times of conflict.