Funded and supported by FACET, Stepping Stones International’s ‘Finding the Leader Within’ programme targets youth in Botswana who encounter difficulty in completing high school or remain unemployed. With a rigorous curriculum to strengthen academic, financial and literacy skills, the aim is to return participants to school or help them find employment within 12 months.
In December 2015, three classes graduated the programme with a wonderful ceremony at Pilane Lodge. The graduates all supported each other, so that each award became a communal, rather than individual, experience – just one small example of how participants learn to support their community.
Entertainment was also provided by former graduates, ‘Yundreamerz Tainment Group’, who perform traditional song and dance routines.