‘CHENCHA MONYANA’ DIKGOSI DIXADILE SEEKS TO COMBAT GBV

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'CHENCHA MONYANA' DIKGOSI DIXADILE SEEKS TO COMBAT GBV
'CHENCHA MONYANA' DIKGOSI DIXADILE SEEKS TO COMBAT GBV

Africa-Press – Botswana. Thursday May 23 marked the launch of Dikgosi Dixadile campaign in Maun, which seeks to combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV), teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and low academic performance.

Kgosi Tawana II of Batawana who officiated the event, emphasised the importance of teaching the youth good values and morals, which required concerted efforts from the community.

“Each kgosi is going to adopt a school and address the school assembly as a way of reaching out to the youth, providing mentorship and convening regular kgotla meetings, to engage parents,” he said.

Kgosi Tawana stressed the need to teach the youth Botho and then the significance of humility, to be able to navigate present-day challenges and become leaders of tomorrow.

National Gender commissioner and patron for Dikgosi Dixadile, Kgosi Kealetile Moremi, said educational campaigns and similar interventions should be intensified, to curb rising social ills among the youth.

“We cannot stand by while our youth engage in destructive behavior that not only harm them but also impact the overall well-being of our community,” she said.

She said by engaging in open dialogue and fostering a culture of respect, empowerment, and accountability, the campaign would create a more inclusive and nurturing environment for youth to thrive and make informed decisions.

Coordinator for Dikgosi Dixadile, Ms Vihae Tjiriange, said communities ought to mobilise and become a part of the solution to the challenges faced by the youth.

Ms Tjiriange expressed gratitude to dikgosi for their dedication in uplifting the girl child and other young people in the district.

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