Olaotse Tom Lekanang

a). Service to the University
Serving in a committee that prepared for the BOLESWA conference-2010
Serving in HIV&AIDS committee for TRS department and Faculty of Humanities, 2009-date
Serving in the committee that is developing a brochure for the department, 2010
Appointed by the Dean, Humanities to serve in BA-LIS Implementation Committee , 2010-date
Serving in a committee that is tasked with establishing a centre for Pentecostal Studies for the TRS department, 2010-date
Serving in the UB Open Day Committee, 2010-date
b). Service to the community
Coordinating activities for a Task Force tasked with; Spear heading the establishment of AFM Bible College, 2010-date
Deacon and Preacher at AFM Tlokweng, 2007-date
Discipleship trainer and coordinator, 2009-date
Serves in Men’s Union in AFM Tlokweng, 2010-date
c). Service to the Profession
A member of Botswana Educational Research Association (BERA), 2009-date

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Professional Qualifications


a). Masters Degree in Social Work (specialization: Youth and Community Practice)-May 2011.
b). Masters of Arts Degree in Theology and Religious Studies (2007).
c). Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE-2006).
d). BA degree in Humanities (2002)
e). Diploma in Pastoral Theology (1997).

Service


a). Service to the University
Serving in a committee that prepared for the BOLESWA conference-2010
Serving in HIV&AIDS committee for TRS department and Faculty of Humanities, 2009-date
Serving in the committee that is developing a brochure for the department, 2010
Appointed by the Dean, Humanities to serve in BA-LIS Implementation Committee , 2010-date
Serving in a committee that is tasked with establishing a centre for Pentecostal Studies for the TRS department, 2010-date
Serving in the UB Open Day Committee, 2010-date
b). Service to the community
Coordinating activities for a Task Force tasked with; Spear heading the establishment of AFM Bible College, 2010-date
Deacon and Preacher at AFM Tlokweng, 2007-date
Discipleship trainer and coordinator, 2009-date
Serves in Men’s Union in AFM Tlokweng, 2010-date
c). Service to the Profession
A member of Botswana Educational Research Association (BERA), 2009-date

Research/Publication


a). Books/Modules
Lekanang, O. (2010) TRS 210: Gospel Narratives, CCE, UB
Lekanang, O (2009). “Sanitation and Hygiene education.” In A Blessing from God: A UNICEF Handbook of child sensitive sermon notes for Special Occasions, (pp 8-11) Gaborone. UNICEF.
Lekanang, O (2009). “Children with Disabilities” In A Blessing from God: A UNICEF Handbook of child sensitive sermon notes for Special Occasions, (pp 26-28) Gaborone,
UNICEF.
Lekanang, O (2009). “New Year-Jubilee.” In A Blessing from God: A UNICEF Handbook of child sensitive sermon notes for Special Occasions, (pp 4-8) Gaborone, UNICEF.

b). Reviewed Journal Articles
“Botswana’s Religious Landscape” for the book to be entitled Religion and HIV&AIDS in Botswana (Reviewed journal article), 2009.
“Housing in Botswana and Home based Care” In Pula Journal: Botswana Journal of African Studies (Reviewed book chapter), 2010.

c). Conference and Seminar presentations
“Deconstructing Patriarchy, Male Involvement in Care giving: Towards transforming communities in the era of HIV&AIDS”. A paper presented to Department of Social Work, , 30th April 2010
“Pastors Training Needs on HIV&AIDS at Assembly Bible College”, Needs assessment report presented to the Department of Social Work on 5th March 2010
The Church has seriously failed its mandate; thus, “in Serving its community” in the 21st century (Botswana). The paper presented to the Apostolic Faith Mission Tlokweng Youth Week on 24th September 2009.
Lekanang O. (2010) Cultural Practices and HIV&AIDS, Paper presented at a Seminar on “Life Skill Training and HIV&AIDS Awareness for Faith Based Youth” for the Department of Youth, Tlokweng, 17-18th September 2010.

d). Ongoing research (Work in Progress)
Mmolai, S.K & Lekanang, O (2010) Moral Education, Book 3. Gaborone: Pentagon.
Lekanang, O (2010) TRS 202 Hebrew Narratives. Gaborone: UB/CCE
e). Thesis and Dissertations
Lekanang, O. (1999) The role of the church in combating HIV&AIDS in partial fulfillment (Diploma in Theology and Religious Studies)
Lekanang, O (2003) Men can make a difference in the struggle against HIV&AIDS: The case of the Church in partial fulfillment of (Bachelor of Arts Degree Humanities)
Lekanang, O (2007) Comparative Readings of Batswana and Western Feminist Scholars, Judges 19: Reading for Women empowerment in partial fulfillment for (MA TRS)

Calling/Ministry


Rev O.Tom. Lekanang is a teacher by training in the following areas: Religious Education, Moral Education and biblical studies. He specialises in Old Testament Studies. He is a gender specialist and advocates for the rights of marginalised men and women and is currently training as a social worker in the area of Youth and Community practice. He professes a calling in missiology. As an educator, theologian and social worker Rev Lekanang has contributed widely to Botswana community through his informed research in HIV & AIDS and Gender based violence.

Contact


Rev O.Tom. Lekanang
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
P.O.BOX 30587, GABORONE, BOTSWANA
Tel: 00267355411
Cel: 0026771432716
Alternative Email: lekanango@yahoo.com