December 20

Viewpoint: Dump Diamonds for Digital? Botswana Bets on Tech

Every time an aeroplane streaked the sky over Kgomotso Phatsima’s village in rural Botswana, she would pause, look up and vow she too would fly high one day.

Phatsima has more than kept her promise.

Not only did she become one of the country’s first female military pilots, but the 36-year-old has also built an organisation that trains thousands of young girls in robotics, coding and entrepreneurship programmes.

Her graduates get to celebrate their digital achievements with a real-life ride, piloted by captain Phatsima.

Photo courtesy of Lagos Techie.

Source: Sowetan LIVE (link opens in a new window)

Entrepreneurship, Technology