the need

In Mabule, Botswana, a child’s life is profoundly impacted due to the loss of one or both parents to the AIDS virus, an HIV/AIDS related disease, or extreme economic hardship due to physical limitations. This situation often leads Botswana’s youth to engage in multiple key drivers of HIV transmission including: multiple and concurrent sexual partners, intergenerational sex and economically asymmetrical relationships, alcohol abuse and high risk behavior, stigma and discrimination, and gender bias and sexual abuse. To combat these drivers, Mabule needs healthy alternatives that strengthen community involvement and empower youth to take control over and improve upon their own health and lifestyle, so as not to have to engage in high risk, life threatening behaviors.

the way forward: Empower our youth

We believe SOCOBA’s planned goals and activities to strengthen the community and create a unified voice to fight against HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination can be accomplished through open collaboration and community partnerships. In order to achieve this, formidable programs that capacitate at-risk and disabled youth to keep themselves healthy and free from disease will enable youth to make life choices that promote an economically contributive future for themselves and for their families. Together, we have the collective power and potential to solve a piece of the dreadful cycle of poverty-disease-death.

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Water Initiative

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Community Engagement

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Youth Mobilization Center

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Standup 4 botsyouth!


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About Us

Rural area development and bringing community stakeholders together for a common cause are areas of experience and expertise Sego and Nick share. Find out how the impact of your contributions will have long-term positive effects on the sustainability of SOCOBA’s future programming, and improve the health and well-being of Mabule youth.

helping youth in need help themselves