Servas Lunch in Botswana

On Saturday 21st of June 2008 (the shortest day of the year in the antipodes), a Servas Lunch was held at plot 943 Tlokweng.
Following a meeting and discussion of Servas, time to pursue documents and receive the 2008 Newsletter and a vegetarian lunch (olive rolls, Botswana beans baked in a sauce and Indian paneer with brown rice and salad), four prospective members were interviewed (separately in four interviews with two interviewers to each interviewee). Gudrun Weeks and Felix Mulinge interviewed Keeletso Mompati (a volunteer at the Botswana Society working at the National Museum and Art Gallery) and Joyce Ramphaleng (a volunteer with the Women’s Shelter Project working on skills development). Dorcas Molefe and Sheldon Weeks interviewed Darius Kamwi (a music teacher from Zambia teaching in Gaborone at a government school) and Judith Fubisane (a nurse living and working in Molepolole currently doing a course in midwifery).
Also at the lunch was Servas member Stella Maila and Darius’s younger brother David. All four became members of Servas and were welcomed by the others into the “family”. They look forward to hosting Servas travellers and being a traveller themselves in the future. Joyce expects to visit Edmonton Canada in September 2008.
Sheldon G. Weeks - 23 June 2008