Boitshoko Phalatse

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Boitshoko Phalatse (MBA, M.IT) is the Founder and Executive Director of Tsosoloso (pronounced So-so-low-so) Educational Programme, a Start-Up Non-Profit organization to advance learning in South Africa. The programme’s mission is to promote a culture of reading, improve literacy while preserving our heritage and deliver fundamental skills. After earning her degree in Information Systems from Suffolk University she returned to her home in South Africa, where she completed her Master’s Degree in Information Technology from the University of Pretoria. She is a certified Project Manager, and has led and executed flagship projects in complex and strategic areas of organizations across the globe, focusing on telecommunication and financial services in South Africa. Boitshoko is a futurist who is passionate about social upliftment and believes technology to be an integral role player in solving current social challenges. Her passion and optimism in transforming historically disadvantaged communities and reduce poverty led her to transition her career into the social awareness domain. Leveraging her background in technology, her aim is to provide access to technology enabled resources to advance teaching. In addition to promoting literacy and access to knowledge, the organization works to implement technology driven solutions towards advancing teaching in these communities. She has co-authored two bilingual storybooks depicting the rich cultural heritage of South Africa as part of the programme’s literacy initiative.