Mpule Kgetsi, originally from Goshwe in Central District, is a 25-year-old law student at University of Botswana with a special devotion to promoting sexual and reproductive rights and public health advocacy. Her aunt, Ms. Barbara Pansiri, has continued to inspire her from childhood to achieve her goals and become a leader. As a senior secondary student, Mpule gained confidence in her talents and ability to learn new skills quickly. “I came to see how much mentoring can help young people to transform their own lives, and as a mentor, I focus on giving them skills they need to reach their full potential.
As the saying goes, ‘giving a man a fish feeds him for a day; teaching him how to fish will feed him for a lifetime.’” To prepare the next generation of leaders, Mpule is planning an initiative to expand education in rural areas, with a special focus on sexual and reproductive health education. “Despite the efforts of previous initiatives, I see that ignorance and discrimination are still real barriers to young people, and I am playing my part to eliminate these as I join others in working towards an AIDS free future.”