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Josephine Bestic
With the easing of COVID lockdown restrictions, most schools in Namibia have resumed face-to-face teaching. Our Namibia Programme Co-ordinator, Agnes Tjirare, took the opportunity to excite the learners with a few last activities for the year. She also met with with school heads to plan for next year.
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CITW South Africa has received a number of wonderful donations, and some of our Johannesburg staff headed out to hand these over to our various communities. Bongani Baloyi handing over sanitisers and masks for the Makuleke schools and clinic First stop was the Simson community near Alldays in Limpopo. Here we handed over donated hand...
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What will I be? What will I be when I am grown? So many options I might never have known. Find your strength, find your passion was said to me, And a bubbling excitement filled me with glee. Science or Art, which way shall I choose, Just think of all the new skills I could...
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“Together we can get children back in nature, we can improve literacy, increase knowledge, spread the conservation message and ensure the long-term survival of leopards and their habitats.” ~ Chris Eksteen, Education & Outreach Manager, Cape Leopard Trust The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Environmental Education (EE) Project recently celebrated ten years of its innovative experiential...
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October 2020 – As many rural communities in Botswana continue to struggle with the economic effects of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris, together with its non-profit partner Children in the Wilderness (CITW), distributed a third round of food parcels to vulnerable families within the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), as well as Habu and Sankoyo villages, and communities...
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By Jonathan Felix, Operations Manager – CITW and Nedbank Tour de Tuli Fundraising In the early stages of lockdown, I was starting to feel low – as, no doubt, many of us did. I realised I needed to turn my attention and available time to something worthwhile and positive, and decided volunteering my time to...
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Mogalakwena Researcher Portia Phokela is an Eco-Club Mentor in Simson, in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. On the 15th of October 2020 the Mogalakwena Research Centre staff, including Portia, joined a group of archaeologists from the University of Pretoria at the Little Muck Shelter excavation site in Mapungubwe National Park. © Dr Tim Forssman Portia picks...
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Since the start of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness (CITW), have continued to provide crucial support to rural Namibian communities through educational assistance, the provision of Tippy Taps in remote regions and reusable face mask materials. In addition, food parcel deliveries are providing relief to our five partner conservancies namely Doro Nawas,...
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In a continued drive to aid rural communities in Botswana, Wilderness Safaris donated additional consignments of essential supplies to Tsodilo Hills and the Okavango Community Trust villages at the end of August 2020. Thanks to generous support from past guests, friends, trade partners and Wilderness Safaris staff and Chairman’s Foundation, 1 820 food hampers have...
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The WWF is calling African youth to share their conservation success stories in order to inspire and tell the world how African youth are shifting from business as usual and are taking action to protect African ecosystems and the people who depend on them. From their website: As part of a commitment to strive toward...
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