Archive: Jul 2011

Poem to Her Royal Highness Princess Anne

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    Jul
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HER ROYAL HIGHNESS   Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Mused by royal greatness my pen squiggles Amazed, my heart lingers in awe. In her presence, flowers blossom, trees wrestle, birds sing Signifying absolute joy. Praises be to Her Royal Highness, praises be   To this world she is a guardian angel, […]

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Two Young Women on the Move

Michelle Obama invites two SSI participants and their mentors to the Women’s Leadership Luncheon at Sanitas Tea Garden in Gaborone. Michelle Obama’s recent visit to Botswana was more than just a diplomatic nicety for Goitsemodimo Monowe and Tshepiso Kgatwane, two Stepping Stones International participants. The First Lady of the United States made a lasting impression […]

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Once in a Lifetime

When Rebecca, Warona, and Lerato decided to form a company with several other Stepping Stones caregivers over a year ago, they never dreamed their handmade goods would reach the White House. The United Ladies is a small enterprise that makes traditional Botswana dresses and jewelry from recycled materials to earn an income and support their […]

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Stepping Stones Expands to Five Districts

This June, Stepping Stones International expanded into five districts. Soon the Stepping Stones core program model, which integrates life skills, psychosocial support, leadership and community mobilization, will be implemented in fifteen schools, reaching over 5,000 new youth across Botswana.

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Kids are Kids

It’s easy to imagine that American kids growing up in the White House and Batswana kids from Mochudi might not have a lot in common. You would be surprised. As it turns out, kids are kids, anywhere in the world. Four teenagers from Stepping Stones International recently had the opportunity to get to know Malia […]

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Finding the Leader Within

Stepping Stones International’s approach to youth programming integrates life skills, psychosocial support, leadership and community mobilization to transforms vulnerable children’s lives. Now more than ever SSI is dedicated to fostering leadership within its participants through the Finding the Leader Within program. The program was created to teach self-sufficiency, healthy lifestyles and offer insight into business […]

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The Aunties and Uncles Program

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  • 05
    Jul
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The Aunties and Uncles program is made up of a group of local men and women advocating against the sexual abuse of children in the community. The aunties and uncles participating in the program help identify children in their wards that are vulnerable to sexual abuse. The aunties and uncles meet with these children and […]

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The Hills of Music

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  • 05
    Jul
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Emma Dickson 22-24 April 2011 The Hills of Music festival was a three-day event from April 22- 24 in Rasesa, which included traditional dances, music and drama performances, local crafts and food as well as performances by local stars. Led by our Form 3’s, SSI participants worked together to produce a script for the traditional […]

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Orphans & Vulnerable Children

Background – Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVCs)   HIV / AIDS has had a devastating impact on people all over theworld. It is the leading cause of death globally for people aged 15 – 49. While the vast majority of those who die from HIV / AIDs are in their adult years, these many shortened […]

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