July 2010

The Department of Political Science, with the assistance of the Division of International Studies & Programs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), is pleased to introduce its Botswana Program - a unique joint partnership between TAMUK and the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.

The Program is being directed by Dr. Nirmal Goswami, Professor of Political Science, TAMUK, and co-directed by Dr. Leapetswe Malete and Dr. Maitseo Bolaane, University of Botswana.

The Program will include twelve students traveling to and staying in Botswana from July 7th through July 23rd, attending classes at the University of Botswana, and visiting multiple sites through field trips within Botswana. Areas of focus include history, politics, economics, culture, health, environmental policies, etc., with reference to both Botswana and Southern Africa.

This blog will document our experience. You are welcome to post comments.

You are all invited to cyber travel with us as we learn about the unique and beautiful country of Botswana!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Church Day in Gaborone, Botswana

Beth, Anita, Leyda, and I went to church on Sunday in downtown Gaborone. It was a real eye opener. I always pray I will make it to heaven. I imagine all of my loved ones waiting for me and getting to meet my ancestors. The service was fantastic. The priest looked like Chris Rock, and my favorite part was the sign of peace because you could feel the love in the air when everyone was greeting each other. When the service ended, a true Botswana part of the church began. Our group was given the opportunity to adopt four children for a day. We did! The church has around 130 orphans. They raise money to allow the orphans to have a fun day. I was so impressed at how much the community is doing to take care of each other, and I feel blessed to have been a part of it for a day.

Amanda W

1 comment:

  1. What a once in a life time experience! Parents for a day in Botswana!
    Hope you all had a wonderful time and that the kids did to. Did you get photos?