This month I had an incredible opportunity to join the CITW Namibia Team on their annual camps.
Over eight days, 47 amazing children from three schools were hosted at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, located in the Palmwag Concession. The whole environment was just extraordinary. The children were warmly welcomed with song and dance by the Eco-Mentors and camp staff.
Once settled, the concept of ‘us and them’ was non-existent, only a strong feeling of unity. Together we learn, together we grow, together we conserve, together we take ownership of our natural world.
Activities (environmental talks, leadership talks game drives, nature walks, team building, games) were all about sharing knowledge and ideas, education in a practical, interactive and fun way. The children were so excited to see and learn about new animals, new plants and discover how the different parts of the ecosystem are all interdependent, including themselves. There were many enquiring questions on how they could take action at home, especially with regards to conserving water.
The children were also intrigued by the important work Save the Rhino Trust are doing.
Thank you to all who contributed, what an awesome team effort, I am proud to be a part of the CITW Wilderness Safaris family.
Post by: Kirsty van der Want – CITW Programme Trainer