Our fantastic partners share our Children in the Wilderness vision and are actively involved in collaborating on various elements of our programme.
Wilderness Safaris supports Children in the Wilderness extensively, both directly and in-kind. The majority of the administrative and operational costs to run the Children in the Wilderness programme are covered by Wilderness Safaris and numerous Wilderness Safaris guests are generous donors to the programme.
Wilderness Safaris Members Club
The Wilderness Safaris Members Club is generous, transparent and easy to use. A proviso – all members and travelers must be African residents. Membership only costs R6000, offering exceptional and substantial benefits for members, their families and guests for 2 years, with an option to renew. The R6000 joining fee all goes to supporting our Children in the Wilderness programme.
As an established 501(c)(3), Empowers Africa is able to accept donations from U.S. donors and grant the funds directly to our partner’s projects, one of which is Children in the Wilderness.
Mother Bear Project
The Mother Bear Project is non-profit organisation dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children, primarily those affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of hand-knit and crocheted bears. The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children, who have nearly nothing of their own, with the message that they are loved by someone halfway around the world. The response has been overwhelming, with people wanting to help from all over the world. Thousands of patterns have been distributed, and wonderful bears have been received from people of all ages, backgrounds and knitting abilities. Mother Bear donates bears to all the children attending our annual camps.
The Rosemary Pencil Foundation
The Rosemary Pencil Foundation is a US-based non-profit that has been working with Children in the Wilderness for more than ten years. It is a 501 C 3 registered charity with a focus on Education. The Foundation provides scholarships to send students in Malawi and Zimbabwe to school; has provided e-readers in the classroom and supported teachers’ training and other higher education initiatives.
The Southern African Wildlife College
Children in the Wilderness has partnered with the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) to provide opportunities for CITW participants to build on their environmental education by attending a six-month Conservation and Environmental bridging course. The bridging course, entitled: “Youth Access Conservation and Environmental Education” exposes school-leavers to theory and practical application of environmental education and the life of a field ranger in a conservation area.