Hani Thusi Launches Book

| January 30, 2015

An African proverb goes Believing in yourself is one of the greatest door openers in the world.

For 18-year-old Hani Thusi, the proverb echoes the path of a young man destined for greater heights. At a tender age, he has published a children’s book to inspire and encourage them to reach the stars.

Speaking at the launch of the book, titled Little Yungo, The Village Saviour, the Assistant Minister of Education, Dr Unity Dow stated that it takes a certain degree of persistence and determination for a young man to publish a book.

She added that, she believes for him to achieve this milestone, it was a combined team effort of the writer, his friends and family and the business community such as Barclays bank, which has continued to support young entrepreneur.

In addition, the Minister Dow mentioned that it is young men like them who should relay the message of inter-dependence to other students across the country in all classrooms.

Further, Thusi’s mentor and the brains behind Mini-Company, Mr Barolong Mouwane, stated that people like him are an inspiration to the youth of Botswana as return investment on education and business is higher in entrepreneurship development.

He urged parents and teachers in primary schools to join the program as they will get a free copy of the book which is targeted for standard 6 and 7 students. For his part, the author of the book, Thusi stated that the book is about a talented, ambitious, tenacious young man who believed in himself and ultimately through perseverance he achieved most of his goals.

“This book illustrates the importance of courage, interdependence and determination. I have encountered obstacles, challenges, negative people and my own perceptions, but just like Yungo the village boy, he never gave up,” he said.

He stated that everyone is born for a purpose and they should strive for success in everything they do, no matter what life throws at them.

To add to his list of accolades, Thusi is the co-founder and Assistant Chief Executive Officer of a project titled The Mini-Company which facilitates learning through entrepreneurship programs in schools such as Broadhurst primary school.

The company is fully managed by students as they take full ownership of the small businesses and greater emphasis is put on practical and analytical intelligence of students.

Little Yungo, The Village Saviour is available in local book stores at the price of P65 and will soon be available on Amazon.com.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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