Message From the Director
Dear Friends, Alumni and students of the University of Botswana
Welcome to the University of Botswana Foundation (UBF) website. Whether you are a prospective or current student, a staff member, an alumnus of the University of Botswana or an interested visitor, I hope you will find this site informative and user-friendly.
The University of Botswana Foundation is a non-profit Trust intended to engage the public, the private sector, and other stakeholders in partnerships with the University of Botswana. UB Foundation was established to assist the University of Botswana in meeting the goal of building an educated and informed nation as envisioned in Botswana's Vision 2016. The UB Foundation was officially launched on March 24th 2000 by the then Chancellor of the University of Botswana, and former President of the Republic of Botswana, Mr Festus Gontebanye Mogae.
The Foundation raises funds through a number of activities such as the annual Dinner Dance and the annual Golf tournament to grow an Endowment Fund. Currently, over BWP4.1 million has accumulated in the Fund as a result of donations, pledges of support and accrued interest. Each year a portion of interest earnings are distributed to graduate student scholarships.This academic year (August 2010 to May 2011), approximately BWP360,000.00 was distributed to award recipients. The School of Graduate Studies administers the selection process for these funds in collaboration with Faculties and Academic departments.
I invite you to further explore who we are through the medium of this website. I also invite you to invest in us by either contributing to or sponsoring one of our fundraising activities, partnering with us for a named scholarship, and making a pledge to expand your corporate / personal social responsibility ideals. I would like to make a special appeal to the Alumni of the University of Botswana to fully engage with us in our alumni activities and continue the spirit of our national culture of philanthropy, self-reliance and sacrifice for higher education funding towards an informed nation by 2016. If you require more information or have any feedback for us about this site or anything else related to our mission, I encourage you to contact us.
Baagi Thema Mmereki Ph.D