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Botswana: 37 Years Later

Botswana: 37 Years Later

Posted by Wanda on October 11, 2018

Travels with Janet and Larry Hogarth

Presented by the Arts and Culture Council

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Botswana is a success story, with the responsible development of natural resources, a stable government, honourable leaders, home to the few remaining San/Bushman people.  This country hosts an annual flood in the Okavango Delta in the Kalahari Desert; wildlife flourishes and tourism follows.  People are warm, welcoming and accepting.  

As CUSO volunteers in Botswana in the 1970s, Janet taught middle school and Larry, a civil technologist, worked in in the Department of Water Affairs, supporting new construction of basic water services to outlying villages.  After 37 years Janet and Larry returned to Botswana to visit old haunts and see new places.  This was truly the 'trip of a lifetime' as, with their daughter Anne, they rediscovered Botswana in 2012.

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