May and June 2011
Ark and Mark invited for International Conferences and Meetings!
Ark and Mark’s programs are embraced by both the government of Botswana and other Regional and International organisations!!
Ark and Mark Trust was honoured with invitations to present in 3 International forums within may and June 2011, marketing its services further and making the programs available for replication internationally:
At the Regional Psychosocial Support Forum held in Johannesburg (hosted by REPSSI and SADAC): Ark and Mark presented on “The Use of Rites of passages’’
At First International HIV Social Science and Humanities Conference held in Durban: Ark and Mark presented on “The use of Rites of Passage in Bereavement Therapy for Orphaned Children in Botswana”
Ark and Mark were selected by the US Embassy Botswana invited to participate on a 12 day International Visitor Leadership Program in three states in the US: Washington DC, North Carolina and Miami Florida. This enriched the organisation with lots of exposure to similar programs it runs; gave opportunity for exchange and learning from professionals of different fields.
Borehole Construction at Ark Campsite
The office was grossly involved in getting the borehole drilled and equipped. The help of Mr Darren Dane is greatly appreciated as he volunteers to manage the projects at the Ark and Mark campsite.
We are excited to share that plenty of water was found in the campsite. Jayen Drilling Company recorded a supply of ....litres of water a day with the drilled depth of 100m.
Our committed volunteers, Darren Dane, Joanne Gowing and Jade Moran accompanied and worked day and night with the specialist Mr Basotho at the campsite to equip the borehole and make it ready for use by a team of 36 social workers participating in the ropes course training. Well done team!! We got the water just on time.In preparation for the same training, Jade lead in creating directional sign posts for the campsite. No one got lost!
Training and Implementation of Environmental Education to school children
Ark and Mark trained all the 20 Community Activists involved in the Lentswae la Tlholego Project on drama based presentations to school kids.
There was so much excitement as school kids participated in the active drama based presentations. So much knowledge gained