Botho University Maseru hosts Hobby Expo
Botho University Maseru hosted its inaugural Hobby Expo at the Maseru Mall Campus on the 23rd September 2017. The 2017 Expo was a unique showcase of an extensive range of creative activities that allowed participants to experiment with new artistic ideas and crafts.
The Expo was a great platform for Botho University staff and students to learn something new and for the University to contribute meaningfully to the community through hobby sharing. The prime vision of the event was to transform the Botho University community by giving them an opportunity to engage in new hobbies, in celebration of the 20th anniversary. The event gave the participants a chance to interact with creative and talented industry professionals.
Botho University is committed to ensuring that staff and students remain engaged in the celebrations and festivities planned for this year. The University’s 20th anniversary celebrations committee believes that participants can use the skills obtained during the Hobby Expo to better their lives and engage in new hobbies during their free time. The eight hobbies selected for the event were experiential and adventurous. The raw painting facilitated by Ms Mabafokeng Kolobe; Animation and Camera Technology by Patrick Rorke, Crochet facilitated by Ms Monica Premakar;Violin by Lizbe du Toit; Drums and Bass Guitar by Mr Thabo Mlangeni; Makeup facilitated by M Maneo Matseletsele of House of Elegance Beauty Schools: Ballroom Dance by Reatile Mohapeloa and Cycling by Mr Teboho Lenyora of Future Stars BMX Track.
The University provided materials to enable each participant to take home the tools to continue learning the different crafts.The Art class, for example, had basic tools such as brushes, paints and drawing boards to help the participants create masterpieces.
“I wanted participants to see any garbage not as just as rubbish but as something they can turn into money or something valuable, as most of the products designed during the lesson were to encourage recycling and creativity by the students,” commented Ms Kolobe, who facilitated painting and used recycled material.
Botho University created a space for everyone with a passion for learning, pursuing and engaging in artistic pastimes of any kind, be it dancing, photography or painting, to come together, explore and experience it all in one place.