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A graduate of the Southern African Wildlife College bridging course (class of 2016), Chifundo is one our amazing CITW Malawi protégés – and super inspirational success stories. Chifundo Nyambalo is now a Safari Guide with Central African Wildlife Safaris (CAWS) at Mvuu Camp.
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Chifundo Nyambalo (Malawi) is 22 years old and joined Children in the Wilderness (CITW) in 2008. He completed his primary school education at Kafulafula Primary School and then his secondary school education at New Era Secondary School from 2008 to 2011. Chifundo volunteers every year as a Camp Eco-Mentor on CITW camps. He is brilliant...
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Bobirwa, Botswana Thabiso Tsheole, Lentswe Le Moriti Village | Mogomotsi ‘Goms’ Ramofi, Motlhabaneng Village Thabiso and Goms are good friends and their journeys are closely linked. Goms attended CITW camps in December 2011 and 2012, and Thabiso in December 2012. The young men reconnected with Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie in 2018 to volunteer their...
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With donations from Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) MD Chris Badger, his wife Pam, and the Rosemary Pencil Foundation, a face-mask production project was launched at the Chihame YES Club in Chintheche. The Chihame Centre received two sewing machines as donations. At the same time, further to the south, the Nanthomba Centre in Liwonde also...
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Hand-washing as one of the means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 was explained and demonstrated to CITW Malawi Eco-Club children and YES Club youth during May of this year. Led by a health worker based in the community, together with the Eco-Club teachers, they placed great emphasis on the importance of hand-washing at all...
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From 13-16 May CITW Malawi, with support from Ian Strange of the UK, organised special lessons for Eco-Club children from around Liwonde National Park. In total over 80 children and 20 youth, along with nine Eco-Mentors and teachers from eight Eco-Clubs, participated at their respective Eco-Club centres. The events launched special Eco-Club lessons to assure...
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Forty-eight Eco-Club members and 48 YES Club members from eight Primary Schools and two YES Club centres around Liwonde National Park were hosted by Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) Mvuu Camp on their annual camp in early January 2020. This year’s camp sponsors included the Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust (MEET), CAWS, Rosemary Pencil Foundation, Children...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) strongly believes that through its Eco-Club and YES programmes, champions and leaders emerge who influence their communities regarding environmental awareness and culture, and who strive to achieve sustainable conservation. Nelson, Symon and Chifundo Nelson Chikwewa, joined CITW when he was just 11 years old. Thereafter he became one of the...
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Two camps were run back-to-back in beautiful Mvuu CAWS Camp. The first group of campers were from our Eco-Clubs, while the second group were young adults from YES Clubs. The theme of Malawi’s CITW annual Eco-Club camp was ‘Leading by taking action’. The aim of the camp was to provide selected Eco-Club members with practical, hands-on...
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While the Eco-Clubs are often the first time we meet our children, they are not the last.  Annual camps and Follow-up Programmes mean that we keep in touch with the children regularly, encouraging them to continue their schooling and to attain their goals in life. Here are a few stories of some of the CITW participants in...
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