On September 22nd 2016 Yvonne Chilume received The International TrustLaw Lawyer of the year 2016 Award in New York City, USA. The annual prestigious awards are the brainchild of Thomas Reuters Foundation whose main aim is to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide.
NGO Young Africa nominated Miss. Chilume for this award, for her generous pro bono work in assisting them with setting up the trust and establishing and footing in Botswana. Young Africa is a non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands that is 20 years successfully training underprivileged youth to become employable and self reliant in different Southern African countries. UNESCO-UNEVOC has recommended Young Africa as the best TVET practices. Young Africa came to Botswana a few months ago at the invitation of the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture.
Miss Yvonne Chilume, is a private practising lawyer having established Chilume & company attorneys in 2002 based in Gaborone.
She is presently holding the position of Treasurer of SADC Lawyers Association and Vice Chairperson of Law Society of Botswana. Yvonne is a member of Disciplinary Committee of BFA Premier League. She holds membership of Women In Business Association (WIBA). She has a keen interest in business law, real estate (commercial property) and investment.
Miss Chilume is honored by the recognition of her work and hopes it will contribute to positioning Botswana in the world as a developed democratic country. Miss Chilume will arrive this Sunday at 9 o’ clock PM at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport.