Amos reveals his Forbes 30 Under 30 Roadmap
Botswana's only olympiad medalist and 800m runner Nigel Amos has revealed his roadmap for the Forbes 30 Under 30 summit scheduled for December, 2020 in Gaborone and Kasane, Botswana respectively. Amos was announced amongst the four youthful Batswana who made the cut into the exclusive Forbes 30 under 30 alumni.
The 30 inspirational elite entrepreneurs and game changers will be joined by other 570 youth entrepreneurs from around the world, at the summit which will held for the first time in Africa. Amos (26) who is based in Oregon, United States of America (USA) says he will use the Forbes platform as a launching pad to further propel his passion for developing other successful young athletes in Botswana.
"The Forbes inclusion came at the right time in my career as I am now more experienced and wiser compared to when I started this journey at secondary school. Despite my country, Botswana having participated several times at the Olympics, we are yet to produce another medalist, and this is what drives my inspiration to provide as much support as possible, to help build winning athletes from home” he said.
Amos highlighted that together with other stakeholders such as the Botswana Athletics Association (BAA), the Botswana Intergrated Sports Association (BISA), the Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) and the, Botswana Tertiary Sports Association (BOTESSA) they will select a pool of 50 top athletes in the country to train with him for a week. He added that he will also give them motivational talks to assist them enhance their passion and talent on the field. These, he says will be added to documentary that will premiere next year after the Olympics following the postponement.
“I am privileged to be considered an inspiration to many, including aspiring professional sportsmen and women. I am determined to use this platform, together with my international exposure and experience as an athlete, to positively impact the lives of my fellow Batswana and hopefully assist in helping them acclimatize. Having been through the pressures at world stage, I hope I can make a difference in that regard” he lamented.
Furthermore Amos will be hoping to also build a preschool for underprivileged children in a a location in Botswana to be revealed at later stage.
"Education is the key to life. I attribute my success to the education I received from the Government, and I believe this has moulded me into the professional athlete I am today. Early childhood education is particularly vital as it is the foundation to one’s basic education. I therefore look forward to work with equally passionate private sector entities and other well wishers, to build a centre specifically targeting underprivileged children whose parents cannot afford to take them to preschool” he said.
Amos paid tribute to the President of the Republic of Botswana, His Excellency Mokgweetsi Masisi and the Government of Botswana, for making it possible for young Batswana entrepreneurs to be part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit on home ground. He also congratulated his fellow participants, Newman Ranatokwane, Thobo Kathola and Tony Dos Mautsu for being selected among the many talented and visionary young Batswana who applied for consideration. Amos' nomination was orchestrated and managed by a local sport Agency, Fan’Mo Sports Agency.