Gem Institute receives award

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Rapapa hands over award to Gem Institute

By Neo Kolane

The minister of communications, science and technology Tsoinyane Rapapa handed over the Cultural Diversity and Identity Linguistic Diversity award to GEM Institute in Maseru yesterday.

Rapapa received the award on behalf of the institute in Geneva Switzerland for the win at the World Summit on the Information Society.

GEM Institute is an organisation that aspires to build innovative social entrepreneurship centres of excellence for peacebuilding and disruption of inequality.

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Speaking at the handover the founder of Gem Institute Mampho Letima said the institute won because of their project titled Art and Technology for Climate Change and Green Social Entrepreneurship.

Letima explained that the title has mesmerized a lot of people because green social entrepreneurship has taken the world by storm.

She revealed that the issue of art for climate change is seen to be an interest to governments and countries.

She added that merging the two – ‘art’ and ‘climate change’ – has people getting interest in what Gem Institute does.