Embassy of the Republic of

Botswana in Sweden

Botswana

Embassy of the Republic of

Botswana in Sweden

PRESS RELEASE: GRADUATE VOLUNTEER SCHEME(GVS)

Government has taken a decision to introduce a new Scheme targeting Graduate Youth who are unemployed but are also not in the Internship programme. The Graduate Volunteer Scheme (GVS) is being introduced to attach young graduates in organisations that have opportunities for volunteer work. It is intended to:

- facilitate skills development and transfer to young graduates, ...
- contribute to community development
- promote the spirit of volunteerism
- improve resilience of the graduate youth, and
- reduce idle time.

 

The participants will not only contribute to community development initiatives but they will also improve their employment readiness through on the job training and experience. Generally, participants will be enrolled where they have accommodation but it is possible for participants to stay with host families, particularly in the rural areas. Emphasis will be on placement in the rural districts where there is need for service. This is intended to improve service delivery in rural areas by engaging young people in extension work.

Participants will be placed in Government and Public Institutions, including the Disciplined Forces. This is intended to improve the reach of the disciplined forces to communities. Each participant will receive a meal allowance of P600.00, and will be given priority for placement in the National Internship Programme if they are in the Internship waiting list. In addition each participant will receive a certificate of completion when they leave the programme.

The Scheme is open to:

• Unemployed young people with graduate qualifications (degree holders).
• Graduate youth who are not enrolled in other schemes such as National Internship and Tirelo Sechaba
• Those who have gone through 2 years of internship but are willing to continue as volunteers under the GVS.

Application forms for participation in the Graduate Volunteer Scheme (GVS) will be available from the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture District offices countrywide with effect from 13th April, 2015.

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Botswana Embassy

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Sweden

Address:

Tyrgatan 11

Stockholm, Sweden

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Postal: PO Box 26024, SE 100 41
Telephone: +46 8-545 258 80
Fax: +46 8-723 00 87
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Opening hours: 09.00 – 13.00
  14.00 – 17.00
  (Weekdays)