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President and Mrs. Bush visit Botswana, July 5, 2012

Article by George W. Bush Presidential Center July 6, 2012 //   4 minute read

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we hope you enjoy this wrap up from the President and Mrs. Bush's trip to Botswana:Children enrolled in the preschool program at the Gabane Community Home in Gabane, Botswana, sing an early Happy Birthday to President Bush on Thursday, July 5, 2012.  The mission of the school is to provide quality care and support to the sick, orphaned and vulnerable children.  Currently the program supports 41 children  between 2 - 6 years old, teaching them fundamental education and social skills.  In addition to receiving two meals a day, the children receive health care monitoring and assistance for a variety of issues including HIV/AIDS.

After a tour of the Bontleng Clinic in Gaborone, Botswana, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush talk with nurses who perform cervical cancer screenings regarding the See and Treat services on Thursday, July 5, 2012. The See and Treat pilot is a two-step process that makes it possible for women to be screened, diagnosed, and treated in a single visit. Also participating in the discussion are patients and Dr. Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Country Director, Botswana-UPenn Partnership Clinic. Photo by Shealah Craighead/The Bush Center

Drawing a crowd, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush stop to talk with people who have lined the hallways of the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Shealah Craighead/The Bush Center

Upon arrival to the Gabane Community Home in Gabane, Botswana, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush watch a performance by Gabane Village traditional dancers on Thursday, July 5, 2012. One of the most respected home-based care programs in Botswana, the Community Home is a preschool program with a mission to provide quality care and support to the sick, orphaned and vulnerable children while empowering people to live positively with HIV and AIDS. The long-term vision is to one day eradicate HIV/AIDS from the community of Gabane. Photo by Shealah Craighead/The Bush Center

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush talk with members of the Peace Corps Botswana on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Gabane Community Home in Gabane, Botswana. Photo by Shealah Craighead/The Bush Center

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush read the book "Head to Toe" by Eric Carle to children in the pre-school program at the Gabane Community Home in Gabane, Botswana, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Shealah Craighead/The Bush Center

A girl in the preschool program at the Gabane Community Home in Gabane, Botswana, holds up flags handmade out of paper and twigs, decorated as American flags for the visit of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush to the Gabane Community Home in Gabane, Botswana, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Shealah Craighead/The Bush Center