Botho University (Pty) Ltd

Botho University (Pty) Ltd


Botho is a movement in Botswana to promote the fundamental human right to compassion.

Botho – ‘Motho ke motho ka batho’ meaning ‘I am because you are.’ It means “having a deep sense of another person’s humanity—how to demonstrate being a human being to another human being.” (Mehring 2013:1)

The movement aims to nurture compassion and change mindsets. Promoting compassion through specific activities based upon the four principles of CARE for a more compassionate Botswana!

C – Communicate compassion
A – Act with compassion
R – Relieve suffering with compassion
E – Educate with and encourage compassion

Botho is one of Botswana’s five national principles (the others being Democracy, Development, Self-Reliance and Unity). Botswana’s Vision 2016 states: Botho defines a process for earning respect by first giving it, and to gain empowerment by empowering others. It encourages people to applaud rather than resent those who succeed. It disapproves of anti-social, disgraceful, inhuman and criminal behaviour, and encourages social justice for all. (Wikipedia 2013:1, Presidential Task Group 1997)

Location: Gaborone, France 


About Us

  • charter brand transp blue mediumCharter for Compassion provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter for Compassion through concrete, practical action in a myriad of sectors.


  • Charter for Compassion
  • PO Box 10787
  • Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
  • twitter
  • facebook1
  • facebook2
  • youtube
  • linked in
  • pinterest
  • instagram
  • tumblr



  • Be up to date with our latest news.

Log in