Amongst all vulnerable populations served by Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS), various reports have indicated that a significant number of children living at the Dukwi Refugee Camp are orphans and vulnerable children. BRCS has been providing health care and psychosocial support to this disadvantaged group, equipping them with recreational and life skills since 2001. To date, there are 3,500 refugees of different nationalities dwelling in the camp of which the majorities are from Zimbabwe, Uganda Namibia, Angola, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi.
Since its inception by Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS), the Bo Nkgonne Mentorship project has made profound difference in the lives of a significant number of orphans and vulnerable children living in the Chobe District. Adult Volunteers, who serve as Mentors in the program, have their fair share in taking pride of what has become a success in alleviating human suffering and making a difference in vulnerable children’s lives aged 2 to 18.
Priding itself as always being the first to respond to disasters, the Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) lived up to its reputation as staff and volunteers of the National Society extended a helping hand by embarking on a full scale disaster relief operation that aimed at providing humanitarian assistance to those affected, during the recent heavy rains that caused widespread havoc in the Central part of Botswana leaving hundreds of people homeless.