Gaborone, Botswana: The Mayor of Gaborone City Austin Abraham has commended BW JOBS 4 GRADUATES for their dedication and commitment to empower and support young job seekers.
The Mayor shared his appreciation at the inaugural Botswana Youth Employment Awards. The event was celebrated under the theme: “celebrating excellence, frontier for youth employment.”
Mayor Austin said it is important to also recognize and applaud the accomplishments of the youth in the field of employment.
The awards ceremony aimed to honor 15 outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations that have made a significant contributions to the empowerment and employment of the nation’s youth.
The City Mayor said the awards ceremony is a reminder of the pivotal role that leadership plays in shaping the future of the youth. He added that the City is fortunate to have partners such as BW JOBS 4 GRADUATES.
He claimed that they are dedicated to the well-being of Gaborone. Additionally, the organization is also deeply invested in the success and prosperity of young citizens.
He said the City Council recognizes the challenges that many face in securing employment. Hence, it continues to actively engage with the private sector to create partnerships that facilitate job readiness trainings such as the use of public library.
This, he said, is in line with this commitment to support and empower young job seekers and help fight youth unemployment in Botswana.
City Mayor Austin Abraham has urged stakeholders to work together as a community to create an environment that nurtures talents, fosters innovation and empowers youth to be future leaders.
For his part BW JOBS 4 GRADUATES Chairperson Mr Chris Seagateng said the organization has 11 years in existence. Mr Seagateng revealed that the organization exists to assist in curbing unemployment in Botswana.
He added that the organization was formed after the realization of high rate of unemployment especially in the youth hence it was a way to assist address the challenge.
Seagateng said through partnerships with different stakeholders they managed to assist over 20 000 youth find jobs.
In closing, he noted that BW JOBS 4 GRADUATES has a database of unemployed youths that matches them with employers.