Girls for Girls Botswana (G4G Botswana) was established in October 2020 and was followed by a country roll out in 2021. Girls for Girls Botswana runs both in-person and online mentorship cohort sessions in villages and cities such as Mathangwane, Gaborone, Mmopane, Khakhea Village, Mochudi, Dukwi, Lobatse, Gabane, Ramotswa, Jwaneng and Francistown. In 2020/2021, Girls for Girls Botswana was sponsored by Stanbic Bank Botswana and Botho University as venue partners. In 2021 and 2022, The United States Embassy partnered with us to scale our work across Botswana.
We have graduated just under 300 mentees and 100 mentors since inception
In 2023, we aim to reach 500 mentees. Our vision is to see more women representation in the 2024 and 2029 Botswana national elections. Beyond that, we hope to see a significant amount of women take up leadership positions in all spheres of society. This will lead to the overall transformation of the country with more empowered and confident women and girls contributing meaningfully.
Amanda Nthati Chembezi
Words From A Member
G4G is like that inner voice you hear when not sure of something and the moment you act on it everything changes drastically for the better. It has this amazing power that when used properly it changes the world and makes it a better, safe place for a girl child and women out there. I had an exquisite experience with G4G and feel this is one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. This is a blessing in a disguise as someone who loves leadership, public speaking and making a difference in people’s lives. It’s so much aligned to my purpose hence I find it fulfilling because it speaks to my core values as a woman who dreams of a bright future. My favourite thing is being practical about the whole thing, people are given a platform to learn new skills eg. public and presentation skills to overcome their fears. Everything is always on point, well organized and Amanda you are what makes the program interesting, always looking forward to your positive energy and that beautiful smile.