Dumelang, bagaetsho! My name is Kgosigadi, an outspoken lady and a true leader of my people, the Batswana! I might look like your average grandmother, but my walking stick contains special powers from my ancestors! With these powers, I can control the weather, direct animals, and do other amazing things! Like the Genome Adventures page on Facebook to see how I use my powers to solve the mysteries of the genome!
Dumelang! My name is Phodiso, but you can call me "Aunty". I adopted my sister's child, Kitso, after she passed, but I love Kitso the same as my other children! We live together in Tlokweng, just outside Gaborone - we might even be your neighbours! Like our Genome Adventures page on Facebook to learn more about me and Kitso. There are prizes to be won too, so test your luck!
Tcgaio! My name is Xgao-Tcgai (or "XT" for short). I'm a proud San man - some people call my people "Bushmen" or "Basarwa". I'm also a superhero with time-travelling powers! My name literally means "Blade-Vision", because my sight is as sharp as a knife and I can even see into the future! Like the Genome Adventures page on Facebook to follow my adventures!
Dumelang!! My name is Mmatli, "ina lebe" I am a researcher! I also have superpowers to shrink things to microscopic size, including humans! I love the amazing things that science helps us discover and I would love to see more young girls in Botswana become scientists, just like me! Like the Genome Adventures page on Facebook and see what us girls can do! Don't miss out! Sharp sharp!!
Hi!! I'm Maranyane! Just like my name, I love technology. Check out my body! Part of it is a machine and the other part is human. I am super-smart and I love using the latest gadgets! Like our Genome Adventures page on Facebook and watch me outsmart Xgao-Tcgai - older isn't always wiser, especially when you're high-tech like me!!
Dumelang!! Ke bidiwa Kitso!! Ke nna ko Tlokweng le Mmangwane! I love adventures! I was born with HIV, but that doesn't slow me down! Please like the Genome Adventures page on Facebook and come on an adventure with me!
Dumelang! I am Dr. Maboko! I am the leader of the Genome Adventures Squad (no matter what Kgosigadi tells you!). I have amazing powers to go through walls and teleport with my scooter. And that's not all - I am a mind reader too! Like the Genome Adventures page on Facebook and see how I use these powers and others. Don't miss out, knowledge is power!!
Say hi to Jonathan Strysko. He is currently a Pediatrics Resident and science adviser for the scripting process. Jonathan thinks the project ‘’is fascinating and shows that CAfGEN does responsible research by making an effort to make these complicated topics understandable/relatable to the general population..’’ He also hopes that the comic book series ‘’achieves loyal readership and expands beyond this particular topic’’.
Hello Readers!! It's about time for another Genome Adventures Post and this time we want to introduce you to our wonderful team of writers, scientists, designers and researchers!! The little sign they are holding in their hands says GENOME ADVENTURES AHEAD! It was made by one of our patients here at the clinic. All around us are creative and talented people. We hope you enjoy the post and stay tuned for more from your favorite adventures team!
Meet Thato Regonamanye. Thato has a background in psychology and her many responsibilities include working on logistics, workshops and transcribing. When asked how she felt about the Genome Adventures Project, she said "I think its a good initiative to try and get the kids and adults to read/learn about genetics through comics. Comic books are appealing. I hope it [the project] yields positive results''.
Meet Tswelelo Masutha who works as a Nurse Adolescent Health Services Coordinator. He also works as a researcher at Botswana Baylor Children's Clinical Center of Excellence. He has contributed to the Genomes Adventures project by helping with scripting, offering guidance and advice for the scientific portions and explaining genetic research. Masutha hopes to help ''get the message to the public about genomics.''