Having launched a momentous partnership with the Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE) in August 2021 for a National Essay Competition, the Trust recently joined key stakeholders to celebrate the competition coming to a head, participating in a Virtual Prize Giving Ceremony with guest of honour, the Ministry of Basic Education Deputy Permanent Secretary, Simon Coles.
The winners of the BIHL Trust National Essay Competition are:
- 1st position: Tsaone L. Tau from Moeng Primary School in Ratholo
- 2nd position: Tlotlo Samantha Ndlovu from Botsalano Primary School in Tlokweng
- 3rd position: Aone Mojaule from Taung Primary in Gaborone
The winners were identified following a rigorous assessment process by adjudicators, which comprised of Gaolatlhe Tlhabiwe from Solomon Dihutso Primary School, Peggy Molosiwa from Letsebe Primary School and Omphemetse Rakobonyana from Masa Primary School. A total of 30 entries were received from 10 regions in Botswana for the inaugural competition Prizes awarded to the three youth included digital gadgets and books, while the 30 schools who participated also received prizes as a token of appreciation for the support they gave their students during this competition.
Concluded the BIHL Trust Chairman, Ngwatshi Enyatseng, “The BIHL Trust remains resolute in promoting educational excellence – in terms of quality, access and inclusion – for education is the gateway to a brighter future for our youth. The BIHL Trust National Essay Competition seeks to encourage participation to provoke thought, enhancement of literacy and writing skills, and a true passion to express oneself better from our primary school students across the Nation. We look forward to be part of this annual platform which will run for 3 years. A hearty congratulations go to our three winners this year. Their efforts are nothing short of inspirational, as true leaders, changemakers and legacy engineers in the making!”
The BIHL Trust continues to identify areas of sustainable impact to drive socio-economic progress across Botswana. The national essay Competition is just one area of focus in education and comes on the back of other investments such as literacy training and participation in the National Adopt-a- School programme.