Lesego Chombo, this year’s winner of the Queen Esther Beauty Pageant Founded by former Miss Malaika, Vehae Tjiriange has won the Motsamai Mpho Scholarship.
The prestigious scholarship was awarded by the Okavango International School in Maun which had the iconic politician, Motsamai Mpho who died last year as its patron in the last couple of years of his life.
“During that time the school awarded a scholarship to a deserving student in honour of him.
At his funeral, it was announced by School Co-founder, JanaLackey that this scholarship would carry on in honour of his contribution to Botswana and Southern Africa,” a press release from Love Botswana Outreach Mission has stated.
Commenting on the coveted prize the elated Tjiriange said: “I would like to thank Love Botswana Outreach Mission and Okavango International School for awarding this scholarship to Chombo.
OIS is a great school, and I know it will catapult her into further academic excellence.
This is what we call youth/girl empowerment!”
Chombo is a member of Bible Life Church. She was a strong leader in the ‘Reach 4 Life Club’ at Sedie CJSS which is one of the six clubs in Maun schools and Love Botswana Youth Empowerment initiative which gives teens skills to combat the challenges they face – including saving sex for marriage.
Her family reacted positively to the award. “We are so happy.
This is a great opportunity for our daughter and it will help her achieve great things in life!”
For many years now, numbers of students from OIS and youth involved in the programmes of Love Botswana have been given scholarships to study in the USA.
The Daniel Internship receives students mainly past Form 5s and gives them the chance to do voluntary work in the many Love Botswana programmes.
It is from these interns that the selection process is done.
Currently, four students are in Texas on scholarship.
Pictured below, Okavango International School Headmaster, David Tregilges; Queen Esther 2012 and winner of the Motsamai Mpho Scholarship award, Lesego ; and former Miss Malaika and Queen Esther Beauty Pageant Founder, Vehae Tjiriange.