Boitshoko Molefhi, a first year MPP candidate, is passionate about bio-ethics, education policy, and sustainable community development.
Boitshoko, who also goes by Bo, desires to work as a consultant between public and private sectors related to his areas of interest. Bo’s long-term goal is to teach policy and methodology.
Before joining the MPP program, Bo worked for Seed of Gratitude Foundation, a non-profit in Botswana, where he designed operational frameworks for projects and evaluated programs funded by the foundation. Bo states that his role was “pivotal in understanding the importance of both the funders and community-based organizations.” However, Bo believes that it is essential for community-based organizations to seek self-sustaining financing in the long-term for the benefits of increased flexibility and control.
In addition to policy work, Bo also worked as a photographer for the organization. Bo suggests to “be water – allow yourself to flow, adjust, learn, and be an asset in whatever way you can within the organization,” as the possibilities can be endless when you are open to new experiences. Bo advises future students to never sell themselves short, adding “the worst they can say is no, and the best thing that can happen is having the experience of a lifetime!”. Besides photography, Bo’s other hobbies include writing, music production, cooking, and co-creating.