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BOTHO UNIVERSITY STUDENT WINS GIA SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY IN INDIA

Yozikee Juliet Kariambahe, a 22-year-old Botho University graduate, has been awarded a scholarship to study full time at the Gemology Institute of America (GIA) in Mumbai, India. The award, given by GIA, aligns with the institute’s goals of providing quality education in gemology and jewelry to the trade and aspiring professionals, and is awarded to future designers who wish to advance their careers in this field.

Kariambahe, a Professional Diploma in Jewellery Management and Design graduate hails from Gabane, studied under the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Gaborone Campus. She has participated in the 2017 De Beers Shining Light Awards. She is also a former Deputy Minister of Gender and Social Welfarefor the Botho University Student Representative Council, and sat in the 2014/2015 cabinet. Kariambahe is a member of the International Youth Fellowship Organization (IYF). “With immense interest in Gemology Studies, I always wanted to further my studies to be a gemologist and having received this scholarship means that I one step closer to achieving my dreams,” Kariambahe said.

She added that the scholarship would benefit not only her as an individual, but the nation as a whole, as Botswana, a diamond producing country, needs gemologists.

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