Botswana Sectors of Education Trade Union (BOSETU) are expected to hold their annual open day at Masunga Mall on Saturday June 10 under the theme, “Hours of Work and Quality Education: Save my Beloved Country’.
It is the second time the event will take place, following its successful launch in Ghanzi last year, and is open to all who wish to attend.
Originally formed in 1968 as Botswana Federation of Secondary Teachers (BOFESETE) BOSETU prides itself on being the biggest supporter and protector of educators’ rights in the country.
The open day is an opportunity for members to interact with the union’s hierarchy and air any grievances, queries or suggestions they might have.
The union’s Regional Chairperson for the North East, Winston Radikolo urged members to turn up in large numbers and participate fully in the day, as their feedback is vitally important.
Explaining the purpose behind the event, Radikolo, who expects about 300 people to attend, said, “It’s about taking our initiatives to the people and bringing our services closer to them.
“The displays will include stalls from different entities, including our business and political wings, which will both be there to explain the services they offer.”
The Regional Chairperson added that the event actually starts on Thursday with a walk around Masunga. Union members will also be visiting schools in the area, sensitising students to the importance of completing their studies.
“The official opening is on Friday (the 9th) by Khosi Maruje the third and will include the viewing of stalls by local dignitaries and members of parliament.
“On Saturday the stalls will be open to the public and we encourage them to interact with the different offices on show. There will also be a meeting between the national executive committee and members, providing them with the chance to give feedback on issues patterning to their professions. There will also be ‘chilling sessions’ which will give those in attendance the chance to interact in a more relaxed environment,” said Radikolo.
The afternoon will include a football and beach volleyball tournament between teams from Tutome, Francistown, Nata and Boteti.