Campaign success stories/ TVET Champs - A series of posters and videos will be created based on existing TVET workers from the corporate and SMME sectors. We will produce and distribute videos with the TVET industry executives asking them to highlight how important the “blue-collar jobs” are for the success of their company and make compelling stories to be absorbed and appreciated locally and internationally. Each month will have a success story that is documented as a video item, a poster and promoted via all our online marketing platforms.

YouTube video about TVET CHAMP linked to the webpage.

Detailed info about whats happening on the YouTube video link

Campaign Activities

These are the few of the many TVET graduates who are making a living out of the skill set they acquired from the vocational training. Just to name a few and here they are:



A woman who sews, especially one who earns her living by sewing. A seamstress is a person whose job involves sewing clothing. You could be a seamstress if you hem your own pants, but most seamstresses work in factories sewing garments using sewing machines.
Tshepiso Tsimakanyane, a bubbly and lovely lady soul, is this month's TVET Champ as part of the Making TVET Cool Campaign. We are proud to share the talented and passionate fashion designer's profile, who earns a living by sewing and creating exquisite designs.
Her business, called "The Amazing Park", trades as a Gloss Couture and started operating in 2015 and has been gradually making progress through out the years. The Amazing Park does african attires, school uniforms, corporate attire, custom designs and just about anything that can be sewn.
Ms Tsimakanyane says that for anyone who's interested in joining the TVET(Technical/ Vocational) World, you have to be creative, passionate and willing to make immense sacrifices for your dreams to become a reality


Engine Mechanic

Engine mechanic is a broad term for people who assess, maintain and repair engines. This could be in cars and light trucks, small engines like lawnmowers
The Making TVET Cool Campaign is proud to present the first of many TVET Champs to be showcased as part of the campaign. In order to change the perception of TVET, we will showcase a series of prominent Batswana SMME's and Corporates within the realm of TVET that have wholesome and fulfilling careers through TVET.
In this video, Mr TJ Gordon Mahama lets us into how he has successfully ran his Motor Engineering Company. It has been running since 2004 with assistance and support from the government, parents and the country at large. His testimony is a clear example of how TVET has and can affect lives for the better.

contact details

Young Africa Botswana Skills and Youth Centre - Lady Olebile Masire
Plot 13304, G-West, Phase 1, Gaborone, Botswana
PO Box 403335, Gaborone, Botswana

Young Africa (Botswana) Trust Deeds Registration No. MA 182\2016
Tel: +267 3116980

European Union contacts
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Project Team Contact Information
1. Jelena Mitrovic
2. Kgotla Molefe
3. Charity Chinsinga
4. Gaolatlhe Mogatwane