Ontlametse Rachel Raleru holds a Bachelor of Education (Counselling) as well as a Master of Education in Counselling and Human Services, both from the University of Botswana. Her research focused on the unmet psychological needs of orphaned children and how it impacts their academic performance.
Ontlametse has more than seven years of post-University work experience which she acquired from positions as a graduate trainee, volunteer, intern and temporary employment in both governmental and non-governmental organizations. She has been equipped with relevant competencies on social welfare and counselling ethos. She has intensively been exposed to casework management, HIV/AIDS counselling, welfare support, and psychosocial support for vulnerable groups, community projects, and rehabilitation of the underprivileged and project management.
Before her current position, Ontlametse worked as an Assistant Project Officer at Nkaikela Youth Group, an organization working with key populations in HIV/AIDS in Botswana. She joined Men and Boys for Gender Equality as the Programs Coordinator in 2017 where she is in charge of ensuring the attainment of program deliverables for the organization. This position has exposed her to different learning opportunities that have increased her understanding of programming and cross-cutting issues such as gender equality, human rights, HIV/AIDS and GBV prevention and response.