Cathrine Bena Thebe (Founder)
Cathrine Bena Thebe was born in the small town of Lobatse, Botswana. She graduated with a degree in Finance at the University of Botswana in 2014. Her final year dissertation entitled “The Factors Affecting The Development Of An Emerging Capital Market: A Case Of Botswana Stock Exchange” revealed the major gaps and urgent need for financial literacy in Botswana. In 2015 she completed a certificate in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People program by Stephen Covey. She joined First National Bank in April 2015 as an intern in the Compliance Department and is now a permanent employee of the bank.
Cathrine is a Certified Financial Education Instructor with the National Financial Educators Council, in USA
Cathrine is passionate about issues of financial education and financial inclusion in Africa where a significant number of people are financially illiterate and desperately need financial education and inclusion in order to participate in economic activities and transformation of their communities. She firmly believes that through this initiative it will be possible to raise a financially literate generation in our lifetime.
Shermy Motlhabane (Patron)
Shermy Motlhabane is a well experienced educator having been in the teaching profession for the past seventeen (17) years in communication skills and continuous writing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities specializing in English and History, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and is completing a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Botswana.
She is involved in the a Performance Management with the Ministry of Education and Skills Development and is also a member of the South East Regional Technical Team where they review the Region's Annual Performance Plan, cascade the plan to the stakeholders and do training on issues pertaining to performance.
Shermy is an author of three (3) English text books a series called "Number 1 English Form 1, 2 and 3". She is also a motivational speaker, a pre and post marital counsellor and a lay preacher. She is married with three (3) children. With this wealth of knowledge behind her, she will apply her knowledge, skills and experience to the Financial Literacy Trust as a proactive dynamic and goal oriented Patron.
Chodiwa Seratwa Mosweu
Chodiwa Seratwa Mosweu is an innovative, determined and methodical professional with experience of managing, supporting, and leading sales and marketing departments within the financial industry in Botswana. Her areas of speciality are insurance and banking and she is currently a Service Executive at Botswana Life Insurance. She holds a Bachelors' Degree in Marketing from the University of Botswana, and a Certificate of Proficiency in Short-Term Insurance, coupled with three years working experience in the Insurance sector. Chodiwa is passionate about financial literacy. Her skills and education in the finance industry will immensely develop and strengthen the structures of the Financial Literacy Trust.
Modise Mgadla holds a University of Botswana Bachelors' Degree in Business Administration with speciality in Project Management and Logistics & Supply Chain Management, a qualification he attained in 2013. In the same year, he joined the Botswana National Olympic Committee as an intern and was thereafter was employed on fulltime basis in 2014 as a Liaison Officer in the Sport Development & Team Services Department, a position he currently holds. He also acquired an Advanced Diploma in Sport Management in 2015. He is passionate about sharing and caring for the less privileged and is currently the Projects Coordinator at Home For All Society. Further, his knowledge in programmes& events management and organising is critical for the Financial Literacy Trust.
Renyaditswe Thelma Oageng
Renyaditswe Thelma Oageng is a Senior Administration Officer at the Botswana National Assembly in the Department of NtloyaDikgosi (House of Chiefs). She holds a Bachelors' Degree in Public Administration and Political Science from the University of Botswana.
Her passion revolves around Administration, Human Resources and Protocol. Working daily with key traditional leaders of the country has sharpened her appreciation of issues of national concern, developmental and educational needs in the communities. She is therefore, a key nexus between the Financial Literacy Trust and national leaders. She brings with her a goldmine of expertise in administration. Her educational and work skills will solidify the administration structures of the Trust and ensure the efficient implementation of various programmes.