Botswana Girl Guides Association

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Botswana Girl Guides Association
Country Botswana
Founded 1924

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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."[1] 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.


See also

Members of the Africa Region of WAGGGS

Full members: Benin | Botswana | Burkina Faso | Central African Republic | Côte d'Ivoire | The Gambia | Ghana | Kenya | Lesotho | Liberia | Madagascar | Mauritius | Namibia | Nigeria | Rwanda | Senegal | Sierra Leone | South Africa | Tanzania | Togo | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe
Associate members: Burundi | Cameroon | Chad | Republic of the Congo | Guinea | Malawi | Swaziland
Countries working towards WAGGGS: Democratic Republic of Congo | Niger