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Ingrid Baas
Children in the Wilderness Rwanda (CITW) organised a two-day workshop for the teachers involved with the CITW Eco- and YES Clubs in our seven partner schools. In total, 21 teachers and three CITW colleagues participated in the training on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September. The schools are Bisate Primary School, Bisate Secondary School and...
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Eighty young Children in the Wilderness (CITW) learners from six schools in Rwanda’s Kinigi area were hosted on two tremendously successful four-day Conservation Camps in August 2023. From Monday 7 through Thursday 10 August, CITW Rwanda, in partnership with Conservation Heritage-Turambe, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Muhisimbi Youth in Conservation, ran the first...
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Thanks to donations from guests who have visited Wilderness Bisate and Sabyinyo and the Gishwati area, Wilderness and Children in the Wilderness Rwanda have been able to assist 767 households (comprising 3,341 residents) in 46 villages in the Gishwati and Kinigi areas with their annual Mutuelle premium. In Rwanda, ‘Mutuelle’ refers to Mutuelle de Santé,...
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Friday the 7th of July was a special day at Akayange Primary School, situated just outside of Akagera National Park where Wilderness Magashi is situated. The school director and the parents’ committee organised an event to celebrate the end of the school year, and to give the P6 students (the final year of primary school...
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July marks the end of the Rwandan school year, and all 140 CITW students who are being sponsored for six years of schooling wrote letters to thank their donors for their support. A big pile of letters reached our office this week! What a joy to read through the letters and realise how much this...
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In May the CITW ‘Rhinos’ and ‘Giraffes’ Eco-Club members at Akayange Primary School all attended their weekly environmental lessons. Akayange Primary School is situated just outside Akagera National Park, and most of our guests pass by on their way to or from the Park entrance. Driving past, you quickly notice how well-maintained the school gardens...
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With Wilderness Rwanda and Children in the Wilderness’ assistance, in 2021 the Tuzamurane Co-operative started a large-scale agricultural and indigenous tree nursery at Bisate village. Two plots of land were purchased, and the water supply and all necessary equipment organised, with the storage and administration space added in 2022. After successful harvests in 2022, the...
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Wilderness Sabyinyo, which is owned by SACOLA (the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association), joined the Wilderness Rwanda family in 2022. We are exceptionally proud of our collaboration with SACOLA, which has already completed 18 life-changing projects in the Volcanoes National Park area. Important to note too, is that every guest who stays at Wilderness Sabyinyo contributes...
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In April the third and final term of the Rwandan school year started. We are happy to report that all 140 students who are part of our CITW scholarship programme are doing very well and are producing great school results. Before the start of the school year, Aline caught up with our most senior students...
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The last term of the Rwandan school year started In April, and our CITW team of Ingrid and Aline decided to visit our Gishwati partner schools to ensure the term would commence with lots of excitement. At Kinihira Primary and Secondary schools we were able to provide 108 of the youngest learners with new uniforms....
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