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Ingrid Baas
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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Guests of Bisate Lodge often donate their shoes, clothing and other items upon their departure, with the wish that we give them to the surrounding community members. Our dedicated community guide JP Kwizera and his Bisate colleagues went in to the villages last week, to provide the residents with warm clothing, shoes and even some...
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CITW and Wilderness Safaris Rwanda are delighted to have been able to support Akayange Primary School with USD2 000 to improve and repair two of their classrooms. Akayange is located just outside of Akagera National Park, and is the closest village and school to Magashi, whose guests donated the funds after their safaris. Archive pic...
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123 food parcels and other assistance – Gisunzu Primary School, August 2020 With domestic and international tourism having restarted in Rwanda, people in the villages close to Bisate Lodge and Volcanoes National Park are seeing some of their jobs and income returning. Wilderness Safaris in Rwanda supported five villages in this area for the months...
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Repairs to Bisate water project completed Last year in November, Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (The Fossey Fund) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB), rehabilitated the existing water infrastructure at Bunyenyeri and Bushokoro, both situated close to Bisate Lodge and Bisate Primary School in Rwanda’s Musanze District. The project, which...
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Now based in Rwanda as Wilderness Safaris’ Operations Manager, and CITW Programme Co-ordinator for the region, Ingrid shares some happy memories of a CITW annual camp held at Kapinga Camp in Kafue’s Busanga Plains. “The camp was supposed to take place at Shumba,” says Ing, “but due to last minute logistics we shifted it to...
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As part of its ongoing support of the five villages surrounding Bisate Lodge, on 19 June Wilderness Safaris Rwanda conducted a third distribution of essential supplies to 634 people and 158 families. Valued at over USD2 000, 3.5 tons of dry goods were handed over to grateful community members at Bisate Primary School. The company...
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Regional Programme Coordinator Ingrid Baas, now running our Rwanda programme, recalls her third year of running camps for the CITW Zambia children… After cutting our teeth on our first CITW camps in Zambia in 2007 and in 2008, we now had a good system going, with an amazing team of staff who were all eager...
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