Message from the Chairman
Dear Friends of the University of Botswana Foundation,
Greetings and a warm welcome to the website of the University of Botswana Foundation. On behalf of the UB Foundation's Board of Trustees, I invite you to explore our website, interact with us, and get involved in a noble course of advancing Higher Education in Botswana. The UB Foundation, founded in 2000, is the philanthropic arm of the University of Botswana with the mandate to advance, promote, and support the mission and the vision of the University of Botswana as a leading Academic Centre of Excellence in Africa and the world. This mandate is realized through friend-raising, fundraising, and partnerships with the public, the private sector, and other stakeholders to raise funds for graduate scholarships at the University of Botswana.
The University of Botswana, established in 1982, was founded on a Campus Appeal campaign of 1976 drawn upon our national culture of philanthropy, self-reliance and sacrifice. It is upon these foundations that the University has created an enabling environment that continues to provide leadership for our nation's cultural, economic, political, scientific, social, technological and industrial needs: imparting a culture that inspires a commitment to life-long mastery of learning skills and the spirit of critical enquiry. Many of Botswana's past and present high ranking captains of commerce and industry, including government ministers are products of the University of Botswana.
Thanks to the dedication and commitment of the UB Foundation's Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers, the foundation continues to contribute significantly to the university's achievements and has positioned itself to provide an even greater level of support in helping the University to achieve its vision of becoming a leading academic centre of excellence in Africa and the world.
The University of Botswana Foundation is indeed poised to continue to grow and flourish as the fundraising arm for the University of Botswana in its quest to advance the vision of the University of Botswana. Through your support - corporate and private contributions - the University of Botswana will continue to change lives within campus, and the wider community in many ways.
On behalf of the UB Foundation and the Board of Trustees, I thank you for your commitment and investment in the University of Botswana Foundation. We are grateful for your support. If you have any questions or wish to get involved, please contact us.
Mr. A. S. Dada
Chairman, Board of Trustees
University of Botswana Foundation