After starting his career in banking, 32-year-old Kagiso founded Remmogo Youth Organisation in 2010 to inspire young Batswana towards greater personal and social responsibility. His organization has successfully used a variety of media channels to educate, encourage, and empower youth to take daily responsibility for progressing to achieve their goals. For instance, his social media accounts, providing regular motivational messages, have 12,000 followers, and the Remmogo All Stars’ music video, “A re kopaneng”, has exceeded 63,000 views on Youtube.
Listening to his Saturday morning radio show “Monana For Life” on RB2, Kagiso’s voice captures the harsh realities facing adolescents in Botswana. “We must not ignore these problems or blame teenagers for all of them. Young Batswana are forced into extremely difficult situations. I have even encountered cases of sexual abuse, including incest and defilement, in standard 5 pupils. Throughout adolescence, they face serious risks, including acquiring HIV and other infections.” Along with the support of Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Kagiso has a distinct vision for using innovative methods to extend his programs beyond the current reach. He plans to hold live broadcasts of his radio show at schools in rural areas, as well as expand social media platforms for more youth-friendly mobile health services.