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Josephine Bestic
After being raised by his uncle who was a poacher, and who was shot at by Liwonde National Park rangers while in the act of wildlife poaching, Eliot Felix would like nothing more than to see his community understand the benefits of wildlife conservation and the fruits of ecotourism.  Eliot as a CITW camper in...
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Kondwani Chilima joined CITW in 2008 in Grade 8. CITW sponsored her education, as her parents were unable to finance the costs. She attended teachers’ training college, after which she went on to complete the bridging course at the Southern African Wildlife College, focusing on environmental education and leadership. Two years ago, the Ministry of...
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Lupani Primary School, located 70 kilometres from Livingstone in Zambia, has just completed their borehole works. Thanks to funding from CITW Zambezi, the hand pump at the school borehole has been replaced with a solar pump. A 5 000 litre water tank, as well as a 2 500 litre water tank that the school had...
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Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) guests undertake school visits to three CITW-partnered schools in Zimbabwe: two just outside Victoria Falls and one in Hwange. Guest interaction with students is invaluable, as it provides an opportunity for children to speak and expand on their English skills. However, as Grand Circle Foundation and OAT strongly believe that the...
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Recently, CITW Namibia Eco-Mentors had the good fortune of meeting one of our CITW Namibia board members, geologist and President of Women in Mining Namibia, Ms Zenzi Awases. The mentors greatly benefited from meeting Zenzi and gaining insight into her profession, as well as how the mining and conservation sectors are interlinked. Zenzi confirmed that...
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Last week, students and teachers at St Mary’s Primary School, located 120 km from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, received a consignment of curriculum textbooks thanks to Grand Circle Foundation (GCF). More than 500 textbooks were delivered and depending on the grade, included English, Mathematics, Science, and Agriculture books for all levels from ECD – Grade...
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Last week, CITW Zambezi undertook another distribution of solar lights to rural schools surrounding Livingstone, Zambia. Loading as many lights as we could in the back of our car, we made several trips out to some of the more remote primary and secondary schools. On arrival, we were warmly greeted by teachers who welcomed us...
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“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not”. ~ Dr Seuss – The Lorax Children in the Wilderness aims to inspire and empower our children to take responsibility for their future as well as our shared natural heritage. Connecting with nature in the Daan Viljoen Nature...
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The littlest Eco-warriors involved in our CITW programme are learning the three steps necessary to make the world a better place. 1. Be SAFE (and keep your hands clean)2. Be SMART (and keep yourself informed)3. Be KIND (and care for others) Particularly relevant at the moment is Point 1: to encourage hygiene and for the...
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The third and final phase of the St Mary’s classroom refurbishment has just begun. Last week, over 200 litres of paint, as well as brushers, rollers, and other equipment were delivered to the school in Hwange. This follows the completion of the first two phases: the superstructure and the roofing. The paint delivery also coincided...
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