IDM Botswana hosts 2024 Intercampus Games

Monday, March 25, 2024 - 07:30

The Institute of Development Management (IDM) is happy to announce the relaunch of the Intercampus games. This year's games will be hosted by Botswana Campus under the theme: Dzo Pombonoka; Dia Ntsha!
The event, which affords students the opportunity to interact outside classroom, engaging in both indoor and outdoor games, is scheduled for 25th - 27th March 2024 in Gaborone at the Bank of Botswana sporting grounds.
IDM Regional Director, Samkelo Lushaba says students are an important component of IDM 2022 - 2027 strategy.
"We have made a commitment to enrich their learning experience by creating a socially and intellectually nurturing environment. Part of our plan is to facilitate diversified student extracurricular activities, which include the sports games and other cultural exchange programs in our three countries," he revealed, adding that the games were deferred in 2020 following the Covid19 pandemic.
As build up to the games, the campuses have held their local Mr & Miss IDM 2024 beauty pageant for winners to compete in the grand finale during the games.
Mr Lushaba further said the games affirm the IDM tripartite journey of 50 years of it's existence,  positioning the institution as a powerhouse in the industry.
"As a key stakeholder in the education sector, we further rejoice in the small but yet significant contribution these games and other regional activities such as Joint Graduation Ceremony make towards our economies, particularly in the service sector in the host country," he concluded.
For his part, the Gaborone Campus Student Representative Council (SRC) President, Prince Moswang said they are elated to be hosting this year's intercampus games.
''The Botswana teams are ready to host and conquer our sister campuses in all the sporting codes, including the beauty pageant,'' he mentioned.
The President also emphasized  that students are excited for the opportunity to not only participate in local competitions like BOTESSA games, but to also gain international exposure through the Intercampus games for Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini campuses.
The games rotate around the three campuses, with Eswatini tipped to host in 2025.