JCI News Keneilwe Moseki of Botswana selected as one of the 2012 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World
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For her extraordinary work in community empowerment and conservation, Keneilwe Moseki of Gaborone, Botswana was named a 2012 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) recipient in the category of moral and/or environmental leadership. 


Keneilwe Moseki’s interest in improving the environment and infrastructure of the world around her led her to earn a degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Botswana. She began her work experience with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on project planning and environmental management. During this time, she developed skills while collaborating with government and civil sectors to execute advocacy projects for environmental protection. 


Moseki’s successes in the design, implementation and management of these projects made her a great choice for Director of Somarelang Tikologo, one of the leading environmental NGOs in Botswana. Through this position, Moseki has initiated environmental awareness and conservation programs. She also developed an initiative focused on teaching refugees how to earn an income through creating green crafts while also managing waste in their camp and nearby neighborhood. 


Focused on her community and the environment, Moseki started an urban community empowerment project where low-income families were taught how to develop backyard gardens to increase their food supply and household income. The government picked up this concept and expanded the initiative across the country. Through innovation and a mission to protect her fellow citizens and the environment around them, Moseki’s actions inspire others to take responsibility for protecting the natural resources that sustain life in their communities. 



JCI (Junior Chamber International) honors ten outstanding young people under the age of 40 each year. These individuals exemplify the spirit of the JCI Mission and provide extraordinary service to their communities. Whether through service, innovation, determination or revolutionary thinking, these young active citizens create positive impacts on a local and global level.


These ten young active citizens will be honored at the 2012 JCI TOYP Ceremony and reception Tuesday, November 20 at the JCI World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan.


About JCI: JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5,000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.


Visit www.jci.cc to learn more.



Krissy Durant, Programs Manager, JCI (Junior Chamber International)



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