Africa

Country: Botswana (Gaborone diocese and Francistown Diocese)

Full name of organisation: CHIRO BOTSWANA REGION

Motto: WE BUILD OUR NATION IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST

Vision: We see Chiro as a nation builder of all times approaching the task in spirit of Christ, where youth will be proud to belong and move forward with the adult community.

Mission: To promote spiritual formation and image of our members through evangelization and participation in ecumenical and community projects. The region will secure ownership of property, run itself and be self-reliant. All stakeholders will be communicated to and all Chiro tools/resources will be used to the maximum.

When did the organisation start? THE MOVEMENT STARTED IN 1979 AND WAS BROUGHT TO THE COUNTRY BY THE LATE RT.REV. BONIFACE TSHOSA SETLALEKGOSI.

How many members does it have? CHIRO BOTSWANA HAS 2035 MEMBERS divided into 3 structures:
✓ Chiro Junior Group-school going age to 15years
✓ Chiro Youth Group-16 to 25 years
✓ Chiro senior Group-26 to 35 years
✓ We also have the “ADULT SUPPORTIVE BODY”, aged 36+ and are there to give support

What kind of activity do they carry out?
✓ SPIRITUAL: Retreats, Revivals, Bible quiz, Rosary walks, etc
✓ EDUCATIONAL: Leadership workshops, seminars, Business symposiums, etc
✓ RECREATIVE: Sports camps, Talent shows, etc
✓ SOCIAL OUTREACH: Donating to orphans, visiting the sick and the needy, etc

Do your members wear a uniform or some kind of symbol? Our members wear uniform like in the pictures.

Do you have a theme for the year? We adopted the 2020 World youth day theme: “Young man, I say to you, arise!”(Luke 7: 14)

Do you publish a magazine or newsletter for your members? Currently we only use social media platforms like Facebook but we are working on developing our Chiro magazine (Flame). All members will be required to subscribe to it.