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Josephine Bestic
Following Agnes Tjirare’s (Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s CITW, Culture and Stakeholder Officer) recent listing among the Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders in March, on Friday 21 May our colleague was awarded the 2021 Women and Environment accolade in Namibia’s Sustainable Development Awards. The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia awards recognise the importance of integrating sustainability...
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Unite to Light (UTL), a Santa Barbara, California non-profit organisation, in collaboration with Children in the Wilderness Malawi (CITW), has embarked on a project to source and distribute solar Luke Lights to needy students in rural areas of Malawi. UTL sources the lights and CITW distributes the lights to the students in remote areas of...
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Otjiningua village is set in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy, along the Kunene River, Namibia’s northern border with Angola. It is roughly 325 km from Opuwo, the nearest town – and will soon finally have its own clinic! Containers for the Otjinungua Clinic en route from Walvis Bay to Opuwo Comprised of converted shipping containers, the...
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Late last year, CITW’s Agnes Tjirare conducted a short course on communities growing their own food, and the value of nutrition. At the end the community members were provided with seeds and shown how to plant them. She returned to the same community late last month and these are the results.
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During the first quarter of 2021, 600 parcels were distributed to five Namibian conservancies across 4 400 km. Some 2 400 individuals received assistance during this food drive.
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After 700 indescribably gruelling kilometres of riding, pushing, portage and tumbling across the foothills of South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains, stalwart CITW supporter Adrian Saffy finally crossed the 2021 Freedom Circuit’s last checkpoint, finishing in 89 hours 52 minutes, having clocked 12 000 metres in elevation. Through his GivenGain fundraising page he raised R11 900 for...
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Mountain biker extraordinaire and CITW stalwart, Adrian Saffy, started his Freedom Circuit ride on 27 April 2021. Read the backstory and daily updates below. I am not one for doing things solo. I love the fact that I have another breath next to me. On this ride I anticipate being alone out there for several...
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Day 2 of our CITW Botswana’s Conservation Science Camp started with a morning biodiversity walk led by Rob Taylor of Wilderness Safaris Botswana’s Environmental team. The walk was intended to get everyone warmed up for the day ahead, and to nurture interest in nature for the participants. Using a net, participants were able to catch,...
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Yesterday, 18 April 2021, marked the launch of the first of its kind Environmental Science and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)-focused camp for girls in rural areas in Botswana’s North-West District. The camp, which is being held in Eretsha village, was launched by among others, the Eretsha Village Chief, Mr Mosenyege, Regional Environmental Education...
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Meet the Mentors who will be running the CITW Botswana Conservation Science Camp for rural girls in Eretsha village next week, from 18 -23 April, 2021. The camp, which is part of a one-year project funded by the US Embassy in Botswana, is intended to encourage and empower school-going girls in rural areas to develop...
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