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Botho4I sincerely hope that this pledge proves in practice as good as it sounds in theory. It has the makings of a heart-warming development. Below is an extract from a recent post: for the full story see link.

Vision Council signs Botho Declaration

On 12th December 2013, the Chair of the Vision Council, Mr M. Makgatlhe signed theBotho Declaration, thus committing to nurture compassion across all segments of society in Botswana. The Botho Declaration links to the International Charter for Compassion, a global movement for bringing together organisations around the world in the name of compassion – a fundamental and essential human value that allows a sense of inter-connectedness between all beings.

Usually it is cities around the world that join the Charter for Compassion, but since compassion is engrained in Botswana’s Vision 2016, the Charter for Compassion International has acknowledged Botswana’s ability to join the Charter as a country – indeed, the first country to be awarded this honor in the world. By signing the Botho Declaration and joining the Charter for Compassion as a country, Botswana reaffirms its aspiration and commitment to becoming a compassionate, just and caring nation, and attaining the objectives laid out in the nation’s Vision 2016.

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