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Gogontlejang Phaladi

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Gogontlejang Phaladi (born 1995) is a philanthropist, Motivational Speaker, development practitioner and a human rights activist in Botswana. At the age of five years old with the help of her parents she established Gogontlejang Phaladi Pillar of Hope Organization which is a non-profit organization that was established in the year 2000. It was established to help orphans and vulnerable children affected and infected by HIV and Aids..[1] It focuses on human rights, gender equality and humanitarian work.[2] She works as a Communication and Advocacy consultant at Her Liberty in Malawi


She holds a Bachelor of Laws-LLB, Law from the University of South Africa, certificate of Governance and Leadership from CGF Research Institute . She is also a trained SRHR, CSE and HIV and AIDS trainee and campaign facilitator who worked on various campaigns aligned with UNFPA, UNAIDS, WHO and UNESCO.[3]


She is a member of Vision 2036 Council. She is also a team leader of SWAHIBA Pty Ltd which specializes in technology and innovative solutions for human and social development issues and broad internet services[1]. Her work experience also includes working as a member for the African union High Level Advisory Group on Humanitarian Effectiveness in Africa, Botswana Presidential Task Team of Vision 2036, UNICEF Botswana Child Ambassador, former Radio Presenter, member of WHO external advisory group on the Accelerated Action for the health of Adolescents (AA-HA). She is currently a Board Member for the Global Partnership for Maternal,Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH)[3].


She has won a number of awards which includes;

  • Commonwealth Point of Light Award in February 2018 which was from her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was given this award as a recognition for many years of commitment to humanitarian work and human rights advocacy.[4]
  • Botswana National Youth Award-Best Youth Tackling Global issues in September 2014 which was from Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
  • Botswana Youth Award- Leadership and Community Development in September 2008 which was from Ministry of Youth, sports and Culture
  • Botswana Youth Award- Minister's Special Award in September 2008 from Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
  • Vision 2016 Award- A United and Proud Nation in September 2008 from Vision 2016 Council. She was the first Motswana to be given this award.
  • Vision 2016 Award- A Compassionate,Just and Caring Nation which she received both in 2006 and 2007.[2]


During her school days Gogontlejang spoke up for other students who were sent back home for not paying school fees. She advocated for the rights of children to education. [5] She managed to register her Non- profit making organization after 7 years of struggle with rejection.

Gogontlejang Phaladi Pillar of Hope Organisation[edit]

It is a non-profit making organisation established and licensed by the Attorney General's Chambers in the year 2000[6]






  1. 1.0 1.1 "PMNCH | Gogontlejang Phaladi Pillar of Hope Project (GPPHP)". WHO. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Gogontlejang Phaladi: A social change activist". Africa Renewal. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nkwe, Nonofo (2018-06-11). "Gogontlejang Phaladi: Where there is passion, there is an undying spirit of persistence". She Leads Africa | #1 destination for young African ambitious women. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  4. "Queen Elizabeth II honors Gogontlejang Phaladi". Tsena. 2018-02-08. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  5. Reporter, Sun (2018-04-18). "Gogontlejang Phaladi's life story". The Midweek Sun. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  6. koketso. "Celebrating Women: Gogontlejang Phaladi a philanthropist of note | The Parrot Online". Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  7. Kutlwano. Information Branch. 2007. Search this book on
  8. Secretariat, Commonwealth (2016-10-21). Global Youth Development Index and Report 2016. Commonwealth Secretariat. ISBN 978-1-84929-159-0. Search this book on
  9. "Daily News .:. : : Phaladi urges youth to participate in development agenda". Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  10. "Gogontlejang Phaladi: A social change activist – Comboni Youth". Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  11. "Gogontlejang Phaladi". Women Deliver 2016. Retrieved 2021-05-24.


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  1. Reporter, Sun (2018-04-18). "Gogontlejang Phaladi's life story". The Midweek Sun. Retrieved 2021-05-24.