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Gaboeme Part and Parcel Of The Athletes Safeguarding Summit

GABORONE: Botswana Football Association safeguarding officer Ms. Galebowe Gaboeme was recently invited by The Sport Management Agency (SMA) which hosted athletes, coaches, media and sports administrators for a two-day summit on August 17-18, 2023, at Botho University in Gaborone under the theme of “My Safety, My Right,”. 

When launching the summit on Monday, 14 August 2023, Co-Director Game Mothibi said, “our summit will discuss 4 thematic areas, with distinguished moderators and panelists representing athletes, administrators and other officials.

 With this expertise, we are confident that there will be great discussions and important recommendations will come out of the summit. The summit was a platform to encourage open honest discussion on safety in sport, talk against abuse, harassment, poor practices, etc.

The summit brought together 120 delegates, including Safeguarding Officers and the media, to discuss critical safety measures for athletes, especially girls and women in Sports.

On the second day of the Athletes Summit started with a session discussing “Why athletes don’t tell and what do they need”

The panel was moderated by Merapelo  Mogojwe, Safeguarding Officer for  Basketball, included Seabotseng Bafeletse of BGBVPC, Lebowa Moroen the Journalist from Yarona FM, Tracy Shathani Chaba Disang  Volleyball Athlete, and Galebowe Gaboeme a  BFA  Safeguarding Officer

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BFA Host Official Opening Ceremony Of The CAF C –Diploma Coaching Course

The Botswana Football Association held the official opening ceremony for the CAF C–DIPLOMA COACHING COURSE today, Tuesday, September 19th, 2023, at the Lekidi Football Centre Auditorium.
The course gathered together 22 women from all over the country, including players. The 8-day course will run from September 18th to 25th, 2023.
The course is conducted by CAF Instructor – Mr. Sikalame Keatlholetswe. Present at the ceremony were the CEO of the Botswana Football Association, Mr. Mfolo E. Mfolo, and the Vice Chairman of the National Women’s Football Committee, Mr. Sello Shimane Modise.
Giving the course overview, Keatlholetswe urged participants to complete at least 120 hours as it is requirement from the Confederation of African Football.
In his address, BFA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mfolo commended the participants to not only earn the certificates rather also use the skills acquired to take women’s football to greater heights.
In closing, “Have your own dreams and goals; be inspired to achieve good and positive results. Be ready to compete with your male counterparts. You should be resilient despite all the negativities and see them as positive to improve,” said Modise

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