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Ingrid Baas
With generous donations from Wilderness Safaris Bisate guests, we have been able to support Bisate Primary School with a water purification tank. The purification tank treats the rainwater that is harvested at the school, and creates suitable drinking water for all the students and teachers! Under constructionInstalled! In May the Tuzamurane Tree Nursery Project, located...
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Tuesday 18 May 2021 was a very special day for all the students in P5 and P6 at one of Children in the Wilderness’ (CITW’s) partner schools in Rwanda: Akayange Primary School (situated in the village closest to Akagera National Park, where Magashi is located). With permission from the Ministry of Education and the district...
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With technical and financial support from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, a partner of Wilderness Safaris Rwanda, the Eco-Clubs at Bisate Primary School have created an avocado nursery! In total, 2 000 avocado seeds have been prepared, and after two months will be distributed to each Eco-Club member and the teachers, for the school...
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Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Safaris’ essential supplies support to the Gishwati communities continued in April with a food parcel distribution to 160 families; Eco-Clubs also resumed at Gisunzu Primary School and Aline checked up on the chicken project in the villages. A year after our first COVID-19 relief project in April 2020, where...
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Earlier this year we were able to assist Gisunzu Primary School and the surrounding Gishwati community with a special chicken egg-farming project. We strive to support the poverty-stricken families affected by COVID-19, to fight against malnutrition and to educate the children on the importance of taking care of animals, and the benefits of doing so....
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As part of their conservation programme for the Gishwati sector of the Gishwati-Mukura National Park (GMNP), Wilderness Safaris (WS) and Forest of Hope Association (FHA) worked together to set up a nursery, which now contains almost 10 000 indigenous trees that will be planted before the end of the year. The reforestation programme commenced at...
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On Friday the 30th of October, a Wilderness Safaris Rwanda and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) team distributed 117 parcels containing essential supplies to 535 Gishwati community members, to provide for them through the upcoming month. The day before, volunteers from the Rwandan team packed the parcels and divided 1 765 kg of maize meal, 904...
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Thanks to kind donations from Bisate guests, CITW Rwanda has been able to support Bisate Primary School with brand-new hand-washing stations. These will ensure sufficient hygiene procedures for when the school re-opens in November 2020 – after being closed for seven months due to COVID-19. The teachers and headmistress at Bisate are very proud of...
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Last week our Rwanda CITW and Community Co-ordinator, Aline Umutoni, and representatives from the construction company, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (Fossey Fund) went into Volcanoes National Park to check on repairs that were made to the water infrastructure that we put in place in September 2019. The...
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On Friday the 25th of September, the Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) teams in Rwanda distributed 116 parcels of essential supplies, which will support 497 people for the upcoming month. The day before, volunteers from the Rwandan team packed the parcels and divided 1 775 kg of maize meal, 917 kg of beans...
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