In its endeavour to promote local arts,Limkokwing University this week signed a memorandum of understanding with Botswana Society for the Arts (BSA).
The agreement will provide BSA members with advanced pathways into Limkokwing’s relevant Degree programmes. Speaking at the signing of the memorandum, Limkokwing Senior Public Relations Officer Mercy Thebe said they will also strive to motivate the youth towards excellence and eventually enable Batswana to successfully compete for international awards.
“Limkokwing University will assist with equipping where possible, practicing artists with entrepreneurship and SMME development skills to enable them to engage in commercial activities related to the art industry. This will be facilitated under our LEAP (Limkokwing Entrepreneurship Acceleration Platform),”she said.
For her part, BSA Chairperson Felicity Leburu noted that the partnership came at the right time as they have been searching for someone to ensure the nurturing and development of the arts and artist’s skills.
“We still have our bigger dream of building a school that will provide a place for artists to be trained, a place that will provide working opportunities for artists,” said leburu.