By

Ingrid Baas
Wednesday the 15th of May 2024 was a day of joy and excitement for the Nyange and Kinigi sectors, both situated close to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Wilderness Sabyinyo. Pierre Celestin, SACOLA Chairman assisted by Eric Dushime, Sabyinyo GM, open the first tap The occasion was the launch of a RWF 100 million (close to USD...
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One of Wilderness Rwanda’s most recent “Empower” initiatives, as part of its core Impact strategy, are the Wilderness Sabyinyo-supported village kitchen gardens established in the Kinigi Sector of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park area. The gardens are proving a great success, and recently hosted an important visitor. Through the kind donations of guests visiting Wilderness Sabyinyo,...
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This month, SACOLA (the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association), in its ongoing commitment to fight malnutrition and promote sustainable practices in the area around Volcanoes National Park, undertook a significant initiative – to donate passion fruit plants to communities in the Kinigi and Nyange sectors. An impressive 8,000 passion fruit plants were donated to 3,750 students...
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On Monday the 15th of April, Term 3 of the 2023-24 school year started at all the public schools in Rwanda. Wilderness Rwanda’s Children in the Wilderness (CITW) scholarship programme currently sponsors a total of 177 students for six years of schooling – at Bisate Secondary School near Wilderness Bisate, Rwabiharamba Secondary School in the...
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The Tuzamurane Co-operative was established when the construction of Wilderness Bisate started. Since then, a strong bond has been forged through numerous mutually beneficial activities between Bisate and the Co-operative. The Tuzamurane Co-operative assists Bisate with the necessary manpower for its reforestation project, members supply fresh produce from their surrounding farms, and through guest donations,...
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In line with our Wilderness Impact strategy, this month, Aline Umutoni and Jean Damascene Nkuriragenda visited the seven schools that we partner with on Educate projects. We are very proud of the proactive CITW clubs in the schools, and wanted to celebrate this with the students by supporting them with Club T-shirts. The schools now...
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Children in the Wilderness Rwanda’s (CITW) partner primary school in the Gishwati Forest area, Gisunzu Primary School, is growing, with many new learners enrolling for classes. Since Wilderness and Gisunzu Primary School partnered in 2019, the students have been participating more actively, and there are significantly fewer dropouts! Not only that, but the new students...
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Very kind and thoughtful Swiss guests travelled to Wilderness Bisate with almost 60kg of extra luggage! Their additional luggage was filled with school materials like pencils, backpacks, notebooks, and more, as listed on the Pack for a Purpose packing list. Our CITW Rwanda colleagues Aline and Damascene distributed the supplies to our partner schools in...
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Wilderness Sabyinyo, was Rwanda’s first community-owned lodge. It is operated by Wilderness Rwanda but owned by the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association (SACOLA) community trust, in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation and the International Gorilla Conservation Programme. SACOLA was established to receive rental and other income from Sabyinyo, such as lease fees paid by the...
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In March 2024, Wilderness Rwanda and Children in the Wilderness had the opportunity to support 407 Bisate Primary and Secondary school girls with re-usable sanitary pads. This impactful initiative aims to empower the female students by providing them with essential menstrual health products and information. Menstrual health is a topic that is often overlooked, yet...
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