Ambassador Katherine Canavan speaking in Kachikau
Onalethata Tshekiso, a striker for the Zebras, speaks about the importance of abstinence and "saving yourself " for the right person during an event in Pandamatenga.
More than 30 villages have been visited by Zebras football players and over 2000 people have tested for HIV since the pilot roll-out of the Zebras4Life campaign in December. U.S. Ambassador Katherine Canavan accompanied Zebras players to a special event in Pandamatenga and Kachikau on April 18-19, hosted a lunch for stakeholders on June 5 and handed over a $75,000 grant (P450,000 BWP) to Tebelopele Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centers on July 19 to aid in the behavior change campaign. The program, sponsored by PEPFAR through the Ambassador's Initiative, is a combined effort from Tebelopele, the Department of Sports and Recreation, the Botswana Football Association, NACA, the U.S. Mission and the Zebras national team.
Khumo "Shoes" Motlhabane interacts with youth in Pandamatenga.
Motlhabane in Panda after making an example of himself by testing for HIV at a nearby grain storage shed where Tebelopele had set up tables. They saw more than 60 clients that day, more than usually test at the local clinic over a two month period.
A woman tries her luck against goalie Kagiso Tshelametse during a raffle prize activity in Nkange earlier this year.