The last few weeks have seen an increase in activity via our Southern Africa and East Africa RLabs spaces. Mozambique launched its first hub activity officially in Lionde followed up with a graduation. There were lots of excitement with the champions as sessions in Social Media, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship were offered to the community (See graduation image below). This opportunity and partnership was all due to STIFIMO and the Government of Mozambique who played a big role in empowering the local community.
Botswana also kicked off their Academy programmes with more than 180 registered in Gaborone and Francis Town for training in Social Media, Idea Generation and Social Innovation. RLabs Botswana also hosted a team from South Africa who worked with the amazing local champions and providing train the trainer programmes. The month of November will end in Botswana with their first graduation. The RLabs Botswana initiative is proudly supported by SAIS who also supports our activities in Namibia.
Our team and partner, NBIC, in Namibia also had their last RLabs training for the year which ended with a special graduation. Our RLabs managing director, Rene Parker and Genevieve Davids were in attendance acknowledging the amazing work by our Namibia champions.
After spending the month of October with the RLabs team in Cape Town, our Tanzania champions returned with lots of energy and passion looking forward to implementing all they’ve learned during their knowledge exchange visit thanks to TANZICT. The champions returned home hosting their respective graduations in their communities.
With such a wave of excitement happening we are looking forward to what lies ahead and we want to congratulate all the graduates and champions for making hope contagious.