Monday, December 15, 2014

Mr Thupe Senior Librarian Okavango Research Institute (ORI) branch of University of Botswana attended the unveiling of Mr Motsamai Mpho’s tombstone on Saturday 13th  December 2014, as a representative for ORI. Mr Mpho played a vital role in securing the piece of land in which ORI sits and was instrumental in the mapping up of the location.
In 2008, ORI Library awarded Mr Mpho,  Moabi wa Kitso award, which acknowledges Okavango community members who have made a significant contribution to the sharing of knowledge in their community. The award was created to recognize people who have consistently and over time gone beyond the requirements of their daily activities to include others in their learning process.
At the ceremony, ORI made an undertaking to assess  Mr Mpho’s library collection and possibly include it in the Library collection as a rare collection if Mpho’s family could consider giving ORI the collection.


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