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Josephine Bestic
As part of its Conservation Heroes COVID-relief drive, Wilderness Safaris Botswana is distributing a further 1 300 food hampers to vulnerable families in over 10 communities during September 2021. Since the start of the campaign in April 2020, the company has distributed more than 224 tonnes of food to 12 different settlements and communities across...
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Regular followers of our updates might remember our post about Otto Jensen, an inspiring young Trainee Camp Manager whose love for the wilderness was affirmed when he attended a CITW annual camp at Jacana in 2004. Today we are thrilled to share the news that he has graduated from his Lodge Management Training with flying...
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Changing the Lens on Conservation is a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Malawi project that aims to increase environmental knowledge, and create a positive attitude and behaviour towards conservation among its participants through in-depth learning about locally identified environmental issues; developing stories and capturing photos of these issues; and publishing content about these issues. The...
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June 2021 – Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana and the FNBB Foundation have joined hands at Parakarungu Primary School to sensitise more than 200 children to sustainable environmental conservation. Over this 3-year partnership, the FNBB Foundation has committed BWP767 473 towards the implementation of an environmental education, life skills and leadership development programme to...
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CITW Zambezi would like to express our gratitude to the very generous donors and sponsors who have provided us with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many over the last few months with food hamper distributions. This, combined with the tireless effort of the Wilderness Safaris team members who have...
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During the last week of June 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his team of volunteers travelled some 4 500 km from Cape Town to Botswana’s Bobirwa Sub-district in the south-east of the country. Their mission: to conduct eye tests on approximately 2 300 children aged 9-14, and some adults, at CITW partner schools, and to dispense eyeglasses...
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Humanitarian Anton Poplett is on a week-long mission, conducting eye tests for the children of Botswana’s Bobirwa area. The results have been amazing and in two days his team has screened around 1 000 children aged 9 to 14! https://tulitrust.org/https://ladykhamatrust.org/https://4x4outfar.com/Heartfelt thanks to our generous donors for sponsoring this project, including Anton and his team, as...
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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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