Kelebogile Tlhako Simula
- Age: 29
Kelebogile Tlhako Simula is passionate about advocating for the education of girls and women in rural areas, especially those who are vulnerable.
Kelebogile was born and raised in Botswana. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. As a Social Welfare Officer at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Administration, she is responsible for assessing orphans and vulnerable communities and mobilizing the community for projects.
Since becoming a Young Leader, Kelebogile is proud she was appointed as a Board Member for the Little Eden Justice and Peace Center, where she serves as a Director for Partnerships and Networks and was involved in sourcing out sponsorship from Botswana Telecommunication that helped run the organization’s programs. Additionally, she designed a screening tool for foster mothers who are taking care of orphans and vulnerable children, with the research presented at the World Conference on Social Development in South Korea. As an advocate, she was appointed an Academic Dean and served as part of school management to develop policies for the Bosa Bosele Training Institute, include academic and corporate social responsibility policies.
Kelebogile was inspired to become an advocate by Dr. Odirile because she believes in women empowerment for vulnerable children and has passion to see young girls succeeding.
In her free time, Kelebogile enjoys watching movies and adventure.