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BIHL Trust Shines Spotlight on History and the Arts

BIHL Trust, on the back of celebrating 40 years of BIHL Group’s heritage, has taken the spirit of celebration a notch higher. In commemorating 50 years of Botswana’s independence, BIHL is supporting a number of platforms in the arts and culture space.

Galvanising shared passions of BIHL Group and subsidiaries Botswana Life, Bifm and Legal Guard, the Trust is supporting and championing a number of heritage focused platforms.

Most recent is the introduction of a “heritage trail” along Gaborone’s Independence Avenue, and the sponsorship and handover of prizes for artists at this year’s President’s Day Competitions platform.

“The significance of such a historic year as this is simply incredible. As a business that has had its doors open to work with and support Batswana for 40 of the 50 years since we gained Independence, we are truly humbled, proud and passionate about the story of our country; of the people of Botswana and how we as a nation progressed with grace and promise,” BIHL Trust Administrator, Tebogo Keepetsoe said.

The heritage trail tells the journey of Botswana’s growth and development through key milestones illustrated for the traveller or commuter to enjoy. Progressing along the historic route past the National Museum, the heritage trail is a journey through the years, using art and photography to share captured moments of a nation that rose from a humble beginning to a veritable success story on the African continent. The project is championed by Ministry of Youth, Sport & Culture (MYSC).

In addition, in conjunction with the Ministry, the Trust sponsored prizes at the President’s Day Competitions. This built upon sponsorship of prizes at the official opening of the National Art, Basket & Craft Exhibition at the National Museum this month. The competitions were held under the theme “Towards Artistic Excellence by 2016.”

“As BIHL Trust, and with the interests of BIHL Group and our subsidiaries, we are humbled to play a role in commemorating and celebrating this rich history and heritage. This is, more than ever before, a time of patriotism, celebration, festivity and, above all, heritage. We support the talent and the passion of Batswana and we share in the story of her success,” concluded Keepetsoe.   

The awards, presented by BIHL Group CEO, Catherine Lesetedi- Letegele included, Traditional Poetry, Leatherwork, Woodcarving, Beadwork, Lekgapho, and Basket Weaving. The first prize award winners were:Best in Woodcarving – Mojuta Oagile, Best in Leatherwork – Omphile Mobita, Best in Traditional Wall and Floor Decoration (Lekgapho) – Kefilwe Rammoko, Best in Traditional Pottery – Mmamontshonyana Ditshekiso, and Best in Show (National Basket and Craft) – Kayena Moyevo.

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TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch

14th October 2022

On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste  .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.

The Brunch will be held at Myhomecafe by Mogobane Dam and tickets are selling at P650 per person. Only 50 tickets available and sold through pre-booking. The value of the offering will be a brunch meal + bottomless mimosas + connekting conversations that matter with leading women in corporate and entrepreneurship. This is an inspirational / empowerment connekting session for Women.

Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.

With a sponsor or funding, Basadi Masimolole’s ultimate goal is to have visual podcasts and empowerment connektor sessions at villages as part of cultural tourism and contributing towards the Botswana Government’s Rural Areas Development Program (RADP).

Individuals interested in purchasing the limited number tickets or Brands interested in participating on the TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch through sponsorships/ brand placement opportunities can reach Basadi’Bash’Masimolole on +267 7140 6660 / masimololebasadi@gmail.com / Bash Connektor Facebook page.

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