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Justice Needed for Homeschooling Families
September 17, 2010: A letter to a Botswana newspaper sets the record straight regarding several families who face court battles for homeschooling their children.

The Botswana Gazette: Families Face Jail for Schooling Children at Home
September 15, 2010: Four Seventh Day Adventist Church families in Mahalapye face imprisonment after defying a court order to enroll their children in public schools, instead of teaching them at home.

Homeschoolers Interrogated by Secret Police, Face Imprisonment
September 3, 2010: Please take action to support persecuted homeschoolers in Africa. Contact the Botswana Embassy and Office of the President of Botswana and ask officials to protect the rights of these families.

Homeschool Families’ Homes Raided in Botswana, Africa
July 7, 2010: Several families are appealing a judge’s ruling—which was backed by police action—that they register their children in government schools.


 Country Information

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling is legal. There is no explicit law in Botswana requiring parents to send their children to school.

In May 2010, Botswana authorities ordered four homeschool families to put their children in school, despite the inability of the court to find any social or educational problems with the children. We are working with the Pestalozzi Trust, a South African legal defense organization, on behalf of homeschoolers in Botswana.

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Last Updated: September 15, 2010