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Josephine Bestic
Here are some beautiful images, and a note of thanks to CITW Bobirwa’s Tanya McKenzie (also a multiple-repeat rider in the Nedbank Tour de Tuli), from Mr Monakwane, Headmaster of Lentswe-le-Moriti Primary School, after the cyclists handed over backpacks filled with supplies for the children. Two riders from Group 9, Jeremy Powell and Pete Dowling,...
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Following the success of the first Foundations for Farming workshop in Zimbabwe, CITW Zambezi rolled out the programme to five of our Zambian partner schools and their surrounding communities. The week was packed with successful workshops in each of the school gardens, with some 327 people attending the farming training. These people included teachers, Eco-Mentors,...
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The Nedbank Tour de Tuli is a major fundraiser for Children in the Wilderness, so it was no surprise that a visit to the local Lentswe-Le-Moriti Primary School, nestled in a corner of eastern Botswana, was on the agenda. Amongst the photographers and videographers asked to cover the event, I was fortunate to spend a...
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In November last year, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana team and Tlamelo Bothma, Okavango Wilderness Safaris’ (OWS) Office Manager, came up with ideas to encourage OWS staff to give back to CITW. The team decided to rent spaces to staff in the Maun office complex for BWP50 per person, to sell any household...
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In the first week of February 2022, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana team facilitated the launch of the Beetsha Poultry Project at the village primary school. On 20 May, the team went back to the school to deliver and install cages for the laying hens. “We can now report with great joy that...
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June 2022 – Organisers have proudly unveiled the awe-inspiring route for the exclusive 2022 Nedbank Tour de Tuli, the internationally acclaimed mountain bike tour, and one-of-a-kind wilderness adventure that traverses three countries, namely South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Kicking off on 19 July, the Tour serves as the primary fundraiser for Children in the Wilderness (CITW),...
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May was marked with a hive of activities in the school gardens at eight of our CITW Zambezi Tsholotsho partner schools, namely, Ngamo, Ziga, Mtshayeli, Mlevu, Kapane and Jakalasi primary schools. Ngamo and Kapane secondaries also had the opportunity to participate in exciting training organised by the Foundations for Farming team. The training took place...
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In June 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his passionate @4x4OutFar team conducted much-needed eye-screening on 2 300 children and some adults at CITW partner schools in Botswana’s Bobirwa District. A year later, the Tuli Conservation Trust (TCT) undertook to return to the schools in late May 2022 for check-ups on the children who received eye...
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Committed to its Impact vision of protecting Botswana’s wildlife, and the communities who live alongside it, in April and May 2022 Wilderness Safaris Botswana provided more than 1 100 food hampers to residents in the Okavango Community Trust (OCT) and Sankuyo Tshwaragano Management Trust villages around its private wilderness areas. While tourism is gradually recovering, the...
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Unusual challenges necessitate unconventional thinking, and this was very much the case in finding a simple yet effective solution to the double challenge of water scarcity and human-wildlife conflict in the remote settlement of Shokomokwa in Ngamiland. Residents fetch water from the river daily, often encountering dangerous wildlife, even lions and elephants, along the way....
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