SOS Children’s Village have a treat in store for Alexander McCall Smith

Date Published: 20th March 2024

A Marimba band from the SOS Children’s Village entertained Alexander when he arrived. This short clip gives you a real flavour of Botswana and the fun he is having on this adventure.

Video created by Mats Ögren Wanger, photo-journalist and documentary maker accompanying Alexander on his trip back to Botswana.

‘My wife and I first picked up the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series in 2008 while living in Bangkok. Not having any children of our own, we started supporting SOS Children’s Village in Gaborone in 2010. Your books were the inspiration to us sponsoring two young girls who have since matured, done well at school, and one has since joined the hospitality industry and reunited with her biological family. It makes our heart sing that we have been able to contribute in a small way to the development of these girls and the village’

– A much appreciated message from a reader