EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT

Education and empowerment are programmes designed as a part of a community effort to meet needs to support self sufficiency.  The Mission provides space for various government programmes as well as one-time events that relate to the educational and empowerment needs of the community at large.  It is an arm of the Mission whereby community partnership is expressed in tangible ways. 

BOCODOL

Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL) is a government programme designed to improve access to learning opportunities for out-of-school young adults.  Its goal is to break down the barriers to personal development by providing flexible learning environments for students.  Love Botswana provides a study site at no cost to the programme on Monday through Friday.

NON FORMAL

The Botswana Ministry of Education, Department of Nonformal Education, provides a comprehensive, integrated, fully accredited lifelong educational and skills training programme for out-of-school groups. The programme primarily targets out-of-school youth and adults who never went to school or dropped out before completing primary school.  It gives opportunity for this group to secure Junior Certificates (through Grade 7) and Cambridge "O" Levels (high school) through distance learning.  Love Botswana provides a study site and space for this program at no cost to the government. 

ROOTED

This programme is provided through The Village Church for persons aged 19 to 35 who are both members and non-members of the church.  The focus of the programme is that of building godly character and living a kingdom centered life.  The focus is on a commitment to the Biblical truth, "Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness." Colossians 2:7