Thank-you for visiting!
Early 2000 I started production of
photography @ www.annelizebester.com
& continued shooting (2005 – 2014)
(stills +motion) @ www.thuto.media,
while helping plan an International Boarding School for the village of Mathangwane, Botswana, Africa.
Peace and Love to everyone in 2015!
Annelize Bester | THUTO
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
THUTO KE THEBE
Nelson Mandela. University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2003
For Botswana, Africa:
It was towards end of 2003 that actress Kelly Hu introduced me via email to Trevor Mwamba. He would become the Anglican Bishop of Botswana in 2005. I started R&D to find out more about the Church in Africa and specifically its role in terms of development for a possible documentary. After my initial meeting in July 2005 with Rt. Rev Trevor Mwamba, I continued R&D to help plan 2 projects for the benefit of the disadvantage children of Botswana Africa. Early 2007, the Foundation was incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 here in Los Angeles, CA.
The foundation’s work for Botswana, Africa focused mainly on:
I: Producing: The Children of Botswana (2006 – ongoing) ~ A Humanitarian Photography Collection.
Thank-you to A&I’s owner, Baret Lepejian, Michel Karman (B&W Printer at A&I) and Robert Peterson (Art Center’s Graduate Film Chair) who helped with R&D for this project.
II: And creating the vision for *TAISBA’s Mathangwane campus for 600 pre-k to secondary students. To help plan the schools, the foundation created Think Tank Thuto: An International Committee (Think Tank) who in collaboration with the Anglican Education Taskforce of Botswana focused on defining a 21st Century Education for TAISBA. (2007 – 2013).
*TAISBA is the acronym for The Anglican International Schools of Botswana, Africa