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Josephine Bestic
We are thrilled to share with you the heart-warming success of our recent reusable sanitary-pad pack distribution event at Chamabondo Primary School. CITW Zambezi is so grateful to have received a donation of 119 sanitary pads for distribution at the school. This initiative aimed to empower Grade 7 female students by providing them with essential...
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Okavango Wilderness Safaris gathered stakeholders from its exclusive Botswana Members Club programme at The Patio Restaurant in Gaborone, to express its heartfelt gratitude for the Members’ ongoing support, and the positive impact they enable. The Wilderness Members Club, inaugurated in 2012 and launched in Botswana in 2017, invites Southern African residents to join the Wilderness...
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Mother Bear Project founder Amy Berman personally delivered the non-profit organization’s 200,000th bear in September, marking 20 years of offering comfort to children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Amy carefully selected both the bear and the recipient to honor the volunteers and donors who have contributed to Mother Bear Project’s efforts over the past two...
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Wilderness Rwanda and the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association (SACOLA) have signed a new addendum to their contract to further strengthen their partnership, and to extend their mutual commitment to 2057. Wilderness Sabyinyo is Rwanda’s first community-owned lodge, operated by Wilderness Rwanda but owned by the SACOLA community trust, in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation...
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This September we celebrate the start of the 2023-24 Eco-Club year, along with the new school year. 150 new Eco-Club members have been registered in 15 primary schools, making a total of 675 Eco-Club members, as well as 230 YES (Youth Environmental Stewardship) Club members. Our celebratory story, which we would like to share with...
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Through its programme and activities, Children in the Wilderness Botswana (CITW) aims to increase children’s awareness, bridge cultural divides, broaden horizons, build confidence, provide opportunities for new friendships and positive life choices, and open up career opportunities. On the 18th of August 2023, the CITW team, along with Wilderness Botswana Guide Manager & Trainer Cilas...
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Gillian Rose, President of the Rosemary Pencil Foundation based in the USA, recently visited CITW Malawi YES Club learners who are sponsored by her NPO. They embraced Gillian with smiles of hope, and those in their final year promised Gillian they would do their best for top school results so that they can make it...
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Waste is one of the greatest concerns around the globe. With the rate of consumables rising, the Botswana Government has recognised the need to find ways to mitigate the rising issue of littering – both in towns and villages. In 2021 a levy on plastic was introduced as a way of discouraging buying of plastic...
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Symon Chibaka is the Malawi Country Co-ordinator for the CITW programme in Africa. The National Geographic Society (NGS) funded a CITW project known as ‘Changing the Lens on Conservation in Malawi’ between 2021 and 2023. At the end of the successful project, the National Geographic Society recognised Symon as one of its Explorers. Symon Chibaka...
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Prisca Matola is a CITW Malawi YES Club member. Eleven years she joined CITW at the age of 12, and on her first camp she expressed her wish to become a Park Manager. After completing primary and secondary school, she attended the Southern African Wildlife College through the CITW bridging programme. After completing the course,...
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