BOAF Inducts Ms. Kitso Motlhale to 10,000 Points of Light
“On behalf of the Banking on Africa’s Future (BOAF), it is my pleasure and honour to welcome Ms.Kitso Motlhale to the prestigious 10,000 Points of Light (POL) club, as number (BOAF0438) towards our target of 10,000 names in the BOAF, for her role to end gender based violence through the provision of temporary shelter, counselling, community education, outreach and advocacy,” said Stanley Karombo, a member of the BOAF initiative powered by The 1873 FM www.the1873fm.com and The 1873 Network, www.the1873network.org.
Ms Motlhale is a counsellor of the Botswana Gender Based Violence Prevention and Support Centre. The shelter accommodates and gives counselling to those who were victims of domestic violence. Ms Motlhale has a strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Social Work from University of Botswana.
“The shelter came at a time when gender based violence gained momentum and abused victims were able to find refuge,” he told Mr. Tinashe Mupasiri the host of Sandton Expresson Thursday.
Speaking on the www.the1873fm.com radio show- a community radio station based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ms Motlhale said, “Most of our patients suffer emotional abuse and the deepest wounds left behind by emotional abuse often stay for a long period. It may cause passion killings, poor work and low school performance.
“The women’s shelter has admitted women who were abused and some with permanent disabilities,” she said.
“We shelter the victims for three months before they could return home and that during this period, perpetrators and victims went for counselling together,” She explained that after the three months, counsellors did follow-ups on the well-being of the patient.
It is my distinct honour and privilege to induct Ms Motlhale in our project to create a visible and accessible bank of people who can be banked on to secure the future that Africa and its inhabitants deserve,” Mr. Stanley Dube station manager of The 1873 FM www.the1873fm.com and The 1873 Network, www.the1873network.org.