Botswana Girl Guides Association
|Botswana Girl Guides Association|
The Botswana Girl Guides Association is the national Guiding organisation of Botswana. It serves 2,432 members (as of 2003). Founded in 1924, the girls-only organisation became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1969.
The purpose of the association is "to develop the girls' potential in order to make a responsible citizen in any community." The association runs a two year course on home economics for school dropouts on a national basis mainly for girls. The participants get a certificate at the end of the second year in either sewing or catering. This project was started in 1981 and some of the graduates are working in local hotels.
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