- FLY FOR STEAME SOUTHERN AFRICA INITIATIVE 6TH EDITION
On February 2022 , Dare To Dream hosted fly for STEAME Southern Africa initiative - an introductory and inspirational flight flight overhead Gaborone as well as robotics and coding workshops, motivational and leadership sessions , at the Botswana Digital & Innovation Hub and Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in commemoration of international Women & Girls in science Day. Our targert was 100 girls but due to logistics we hosted 60 girls from rural communities and and underprivillaged backgrounds.The Girls had the oportunity to participate in robotics and coding programs at Botswana Digital & Innovation Hub labs before heading to the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport for the introductory flight overhead Gaborone.When chatting with one of the students,Maatla Malongwa from Takatokwane village,a 15 year old at Mahupu Unified Secondary school,noted that the project was botha amazing and motivating.
''This is an educational opportunity for us young ladies to learn that we can be the best we can be and achieve our life objectives , and that we shouldnt loose hope simply because we are from rural areas; instead we should be encouraged even more and that our desires arent limited. '' speaking during the event,Captain Kgomotso Phatsima,the Founder and CEO of Dare To Dream,encouraged parents and teachers to uplift and bring in more young girls.
She also urged business ,non-governmental organizations, and individuals to participate in this initiative by donating to the program. She stated that doing so will make it easier for the initiative to succeed because the donations will help cover food,plane tickets ,goodie bags, and transportation to and from their place of residence.