ELEVEN MILES – a novel based on Boikanyo’s life by Lance Greenfield

On 16th June we celebrated the International Day of the African Child which reminded Boikanyo of the novel that Lance Greenfield wrote based on her life as a child in her home village of Sexaxa near Maun, Botswana. It's an inspirational story of a young girl’s adventures as she follows her determined Read more [...]

Official Launch of the Justina Mutale Scholarship Programme

As a committee member, Boikanyo was honoured to be invited to give a motivational speech at the Official Launch of the Justina Mutale Scholarship Programme at the High Commission of Zambia, London The Justina Mutale Scholarship Programme has been set up to provide opportunities for academically gifted Read more [...]


It was a privilege, as a member of the Justina Mutale Foundation for Leadership, attending the Private Parliamentarian Award Ceremony of the British Award for African Development (BRAAD) Award hosted by Pauline Latham MP and Jeremy Lefroy MP and other UK Parliamentarians at the Westminster Houses of Read more [...]

A Cultural Ambassador in London – Interview in The Voice

Published in The Voice, Botswana on Friday 23rd October 2015. Transcript: A CULTURAL AMBASSADOR IN LONDON (Published in The Voice Botswana on 23rd Ocober 2015) Ms. Boikanyo Phenyo was born and bred in the resort township of Maun in the northwestern part of Botswana. She graduated with a Diploma Read more [...]

Model Training by Photo Miarka & BME

A model training event to be held in East London on Saturday 20th June at Mama Jambe's from 16:00 to 19:30 - for more details check the contact information at the bottom and or in the facebook event. MODEL TRAINING 3 level intensive training course for photographic and fashion models suitable Read more [...]

Katrinah comes third in Top Model of Colour 2015

Congratulations Katrinah!!!  14 finalists competed to be season 9 winner of TMC. Aramatou Toure from the Ivory Coast was crowned this year's winner, Segolame Kodumedi from Botswana came 2nd while Katrinah Phenyo from Botswana took 3rd place - see the official pictures here. Both the judges Read more [...]

Katrinah for Top Model of Colour 2015

Please see the article about Katrinah in Get West London copied below for convenience!  The TMC9 final is on Saturday 30th May in the Grand Connaught Rooms in the heart of the West End- please see our facebook event for details. Uxbridge College student makes final of Top Model of Colour 11:36, Read more [...]

UK-Southern African Empowerment & Cultural Workshop 2015

Boikanyo helped Thandiwe Khumalo organise this workshop at which her daughter Katie was the video presenter. One of the attendees provided a report of the event here. Read more [...]

POSITIVE RUNWAY – Training for HIV/AIDS Peer Educators

On 21st February Justina Mutale launched her POSITIVE RUNWAY Training Programme for Models and Beauty Queens as HIV/AIDS Peer Educators. Our very own Katrinah Phenyo (Miss Teen Commonwealth International 2013-14 attended and was awarded a sash and certificate. Photographer: Joshy Daniels Jones  See Read more [...]

Minibus for Sexaxa kids to save walking 11 miles to school!

Please see princessboikanyo.org for background information about Boikanyo's long term project to help the kids of her home village, Sexaxa, near Maun, Botswana in Southern Africa. Suffice to say that enough was collected to buy a minibus and have it delivered to be handed over in December 2014. Read more [...]

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