CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
[Note: For those within Botswana who would like to donate their time and talents, please send an SMS or WhatsApp message to +267 72311705 or an email to [email protected].]Our volunteer programme is named “Dilo Makwati.” This is short for the Setswana Proverb “dilo makwati di kwatabolotswa mo go ba bangwe” meaning “brilliant ideas and learning is generated from interactions with other people." This proverb contains a principal concept incorporated within the culture at Love Botswana: investing AND embracing the best of what we have to offer one another. In Africa as a whole, and Botswana specifically, the culture supports a belief in life-long learning through the promotion and sharing of work and experiences within the context of this two-way exchange. Our volunteer programs reflect this belief through the provision of interactive opportunities at the local, national and international level for individuals, families, groups and organisations. If you would like to Volunteer, please visit the Contact page and choose Volunteer.
Mission Immersion Internship
Love Botswana Outreach Mission offers a unique, comprehensive, three-month internship programme to nurture the missions calling in the lives of those who feel led to pursue a foreign assignment. The programme is divided into three (3) distinct sessions:
During the first month, interns will receive an introduction to the culture through a practical, life-skills training that includes an overview of basic Setswana greetings and terms; Batswana etiquette and dress standards, food, and every day living experiences. They will also have opportunities to learn of the experiences of missionaries currently serving with the Mission through personal interactions.
In the second month, interns will receive a training in driving the ministry vehicles in remote terrain; they will learn how to build and cook over an open fire; they will set up a remote camp to include building a latrine and hauling water and wood; they will plan a mission trip to a remote area to include supply lists, resources and transportation. They will then put this training to practical use by traveling to one of the Branch Churches in a remote area in order to participate in its church building and mobilisation. This will provide a rich opportunity to learn how to live and work in the ways that those in remote areas live daily.
In the third and final month, interns will be placed in one or more of the programmes of the Mission in Maun. Through interactions with the local church, the international school, the community outreach department, Lorato House Rescue Centre and exposure to other local humanitarian programmes and services, the interns will begin to take part in what God is doing through the Mission. The programme is then culminated with a safari adventure experience to a wilderness destination of their choice within the Okavango Delta or the surrounding areas.