University of Botswana Students Performing at Daemen College

University of Botswana Students also Perform at Three Buffalo High Schools

University of Botswana Students Performing at Daemen College
The University of Botswana, a public university, was established in 1982 as the first institution of higher education in Botswana. The university has ove r 15,000 students and four campuses: two in the capital city Gaborone, one in Francistown, and another in Maun.
Twice the size of Arizona, Botswana is a parliamentary republic of 1.6 million people in southern Africa, bounded by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Botswana has a strong economic outlook, and has been a leader in research into HIV and the AIDS epidemic.

Students and faculty from the University of Botswana Department of Visual Arts and Performing Arts presented an original stage production as part of the 2012 Daemen College Academic Festival. The group’s April visit to Daemen and Buffalo was part of a wide-ranging collaborative partnership between Daemen and the University, which includes faculty, student, research, and academic exchanges.

Six University of Botswana students, on their first trip to the U.S., were led by two faculty members.

The performance, entitled “Gifts From Daddy,” included a series of vignettes focusing on the AIDS crisis in Africa, an epidemic that has killed millions of people on the continent. Students and faculty from the University of Botswana also participated fullyin campus-wide activities during the 2012 Academic Festival on April 18. During the remainder of their week at Daemen, the University of Botswana students offered several performances of “Gifts From Daddy” for Buffalo Public Schools students at South Park, Lafayette, and Frederick Law Olmsted High Schools.