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First Motswana to summit Everest returns home

Gaborone, Botswana — Botswana cancer activist, Ouma Sekolole who earlier this year journeyed to Kathmandu, Nepal to summit Mount Everest arrived in the country (Gaborone) this week. Sekokole who managed to reach Camp 2 located 6500m up Everest set a record of being the first Motswana to do so.

Unfortunately, due to a muscle injury on her left leg she was brought down to Kathmandu for medical attention. She embarked on her journey up the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, on April 26th to raise awareness about cervical and prostate cancer, something that she is very passionate about having lost her mother to cancer at a young age.

Ouma and Kami Rita Sherpa….The ONLY man on Earth to successfully summit Mount Everest 24 times, a World Record

Sekokole together with the board members of the Ouma Foundation would like to pass their heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors, medical team, Sherpas and every single Motswana who supported her throughout her expedition.

For the expedition, Ouma Sekolole was supported by the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development – who covered her summit fees, Cell City and SUPERFIT Gym, Ethiopian Airlines, XL Skyways Travel, Torch Studio & Brand Botswana.

Botswana cancer activist, Ouma Sekolole

“We at Brand Botswana are proud of Ouma and her achievement and we hope her feat serves as a source of inspiration to many Batswana in the diaspora.” Ouma was welcomed home at Sir Seretse International Airport on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 1400hrs.

Ouma was welcomed home at Sir Seretse International Airport on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 1400hrs.

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