Soaring for the skies

At the age of just 33, Captain Kgomotso Phatsima often has the world at her feet – literally.

The brilliant young officer is a trained pilot and one of the first females to fly a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) aircraft.

With a long list of impressive achievements and accolades to her name already, the highly intelligent, hard-working Phatsima is truly someone Botswana can take immense pride in.

She was named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Young Africans at the Africa Youth Awards this year, recognition that came a year after she won the Best Female Award at the 2017 Botswana Youth Awards.

Phatsima is also the founder and President of Dare to Dream and co-founder of Women in Aviation Botswana Chapter.

This week Captain Phatsima was awarded the Commonwealth Points of Light Award.

The award recognises outstanding volunteers, whose service makes a difference in their communities and whose story can inspire others to be creative and bring innovative solutions to challenges faced by society.


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