Diacore Gaborone Marathon Unearths Hidden Diamonds

Children in the Wilderness (CITW), in association with Diacore Gaborone Marathon, launched an exciting Sports in the Wilderness programme in 15 of its affiliated Eco-Club schools in Botswana. In February 2019, each of the eight schools in our northern Botswana region, hosted an environmentally-themed track and field Sports Day to inspire and motivate children to care for themselves, and their environment.

During these event, we saw amazing talent displayed by the children from the different schools. On the 4th – 6th April 2019 a Regional Sports Competition was held at the Maun Sports Complex. The eight schools which Children in the Wilderness works with, were represented by the children who took first place during the Sports in the Wilderness Sports days.

At the Regional Sports Competition, a team was selected to represent their Region at the National Sports Competition at the Francistown Sports Complex from the 19th to the 22nd of April.

Well done to all the children who competed, and all of our Eco-Club members who attended both the regional and national competitions.

Muvita Ntshegisang from Tubu Primary School

Discus: Gold medal

400m: Silver medal

Emelang Tekuta from Seronga Primary School

Shot Put: Gold medal

Gudigwa Primary School

Bopaki Ndando

100m: Gold medal

4 x 100m relay: Gold medal

Phineas Refedile

      4 x 100 relay: Gold medal

Neo Khwarako

Hurdles: Bronze medal

Beetsha Primary School

Onneile Maswabi

Lydia Mahupe – 4 x 100m relay: Silver

Ipolokeng Patego – 4 x 100m relay: Silver

Julia Monnawaphuthego

Matshediso Galebuse

Mosupi Elias

Karen Mbathera

Children in the Wilderness Botswana would like to thank Diacore Gaborone Marathon for making the Sports in the Wilderness days such a success. With the support of CITW, Diacore Gaborone Marathon, and our teachers and parents, our children were able to shine on the athletics field.