Highlands Botswana is a beautiful, multi-purpose facility located in the heart of one of the fastest growing capital cities in the world, Gaborone. The campus is within minutes of six colleges and universities with student populations in excess of 20,000 students. It is also near a number of junior high and high schools from which many of the campers are drawn. The central location of the campus allows those living in the city and numerous nearby villages on the outskirts of Gaborone to reach our campus quickly and cheaply by public transport. On weekends when students are out of school and looking for something exciting to do, they can attend camps that are held on Saturdays.
In the first five years that camps have been held, over 10,000 campers have come through the camps, with thousands accepting Christ as their Savior. The theme for the camp season for 2015 is “Young & Free,” and the focus will be not only to reach more youth for Christ, but also to train campers to reach other campers. Many of the youth reached in past camps are now mature in their faith, and are taking leadership roles in reaching their peers for Christ. An exciting year is expected!
The Highlands facilities are also home to two other growing ministries. Desert Streams Fellowship is a multicultural Baptist church and The Learning Centre School is a K3-12th grade Christian school. The school is one of the top educational facilities in Botswana. With a student enrollment in excess of 550 students, the student body represents 31 different countries from varying religious and ethnic backgrounds. The school is recognized nationwide for their high standards in every area of student life, their excellent results in nationwide exams, their growing sports programs, and especially their strong testimony for Christ. The school has seen over 500 students and staff come to Christ through the teaching of God¹s Word daily in the classrooms, weekly chapels, their annual Spiritual Emphasis Week and numerous special events held throughout the school year. The Learning Centre now has alumni on five continents.
The Highlands campus is also used for Christian concerts, conferences and special community events. It is in use in some capacity seven days a week throughout the year, and has been an incredible blessing to the people of Botswana.