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Josephine Bestic
Born and bred in the Netherlands, Wilderness Safaris Rwanda Operations Manager and CITW Programme Coordinator, Ingrid and her husband Rob Baas share a passion for travel. One of the first countries they travelled to in Africa was Zambia, and after quickly falling in love with the country, their hospitality careers began in 2007 with Wilderness...
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Further to their core commitment to driving community empowerment in Botswana, Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Air have donated essential supplies worth P33 000 to its long-term Vumbura Concession partners, the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Wilderness Safaris also donated food hampers and hand sanitisers worth P27 000 to 80...
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As part of South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown regulations, it will be mandatory to wear a fabric mask in public from 1 May, 2020. The video has templates for three sizes Regional Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson has shared her tips, and a very useful video, for making your own washable, reusable face masks by hand....
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Wilderness Safaris Botswana has donated food hampers and hand sanitisers worth P27 000 to the Sankoyo community, based in the Santawani Concession in the south-eastern Okavango Delta. Like many communities, the Sankoyo have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to village elder Kgosi Gokgathang Moalosi reaching out for help. With assistance from...
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“When we heal the world, we heal ourselves” – David Orr Eco-Club campers in Hwange International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and all the things we need to survive. Eco-Club campers creating a map depicting the ecosystems of Namibia It...
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Brenda Finaughty is our CITW Zambezi Environmental Education Coordinator. She is a wonderful asset to the team, and yesterday shared her inspiring poem, which applies to every single one of us…
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CITW Zambezi’s drive to ensure food security in the remote, rural areas south of Hwange National Park… With the impending food crisis as a result of COVID-19, CITW Zambezi has been working hard to ensure that schools receive additional assistance. As many people around the country live hand to mouth and earn a small income,...
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) has put some 50 million jobs in the global travel and tourism sector at risk, and in Rwanda we are acutely aware of the enormous impact this is having on businesses, personal lives and local communities. With no tourists travelling in the country, community members are feeling the impact through a decline...
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As well as supporting those YES Club youth who have academic potential, CITW has a dual philosophy for educating and supporting those without academic potential in culture-based leadership development opportunities. Academic-stream youthVillage-based youth The programme starts with the children becoming Eco-Club members while they are in primary school. Then the journey that they take –...
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Up until Botswana’s 28-day lockdown from 2 April 2020, Shashe Primary School’s Eco-Club members were very hands-on in their vegetable garden! The Eco Club members were happy to be in the garden and getting their hands dirty. They have already completed a clean-up campaign of the grounds, and started preparing the garden plots and beds,...
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