By

Josephine Bestic
This is how Children in the Wilderness Malawi does it: We work to increase children’s knowledge about the environment, wildlife and conservation. We also train them in leadership skills, and their increased knowledge positively changes their attitude. This in turn result in passion and positive behaviour that manifests in different ways, ultimately actualising the desired...
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In 2011 a shy Grade 7 Makuleke boy named Destiny Wisani Hlungwani attended a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Camp in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Along with the other children on camp, he wrote down his dream profession and placed it in the ‘dream catcher’ at the end of camp. The word he wrote...
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Eliot Felix is a CITW Malawi YES Club member who has just achieved his dream of being employed by the country’s Ministry of Education. Eliot joined CITW in 2009, where his desire to become a secondary school teacher was kindled. In June this year, his YES Club members celebrated with Eliot for being employed by...
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Gudigwa Primary School’s Environmental Eco-Club Co-ordinators, together with the Eco-Club members and a community member, embarked on a tree identification lesson in school on the 06th of July 2023. The main purpose of the lesson was to introduce the Eco-Club members to the tree species in their school grounds, to know and understand, and learn...
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US-based Tasimba LLC is a long-time and much-appreciated supporter of CITW Zambezi. Founder Hugh Coppen, with Heather Weaver, recently brought a group of guests to Hwange, where they had truly transformative wilderness and community encounters. Hugh picks up the story… In the heart of the untamed wilderness, magic happens. Another Tasimba Safari Experience with a...
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Now in its ninth year, the 2023 Ride for Rhinos was a resounding success. Johan Fourie, Wilderness Namibia Land and Natural Resources Manager reports. Wilderness and RMB this year were the co-title sponsors of the event, while Venture Media, as the organisers, and Cymot, as the cycling support, ran two back-to-back tours  (24 – 28...
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Established by the United Nations (UN) in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972, World Environment Day is an annual event that is internationally celebrated on 05 June to encourage environmental protection and natural resources conservation. The Botswana Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), through the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), hosted a national event on 9 June...
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CITW Namibia is immensely proud of one of our very own scholarship students, 23-year-old Melissa Ndapunikwa Nghisheefa, who was born in Windhoek and raised in the northern part of Namibia, 30 km outside of Oshakati, in a village called Omungwelume. Melissa joined the programme in 2013 as a Grade 7 learner at Okaukuejo Combined School,...
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In 2021 CITW developed a project known as Changing the Lens on Conservation in Malawi. This project aimed at increasing knowledge, leading to a positive change in attitude, resulting in positive change in behaviours among its participants (targeted children) and their communities. Environmental education Role models Learning from local leaders The project was designed to...
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We are delighted to welcome the Rushubi Primary and Secondary schools as our Children in the Wilderness Rwanda partner for projects that will be supported by Wilderness Sabyinyo. The school is situated close to Sabyinyo on the main road. Leontine Mukankuranga, the Headmistress, is so grateful and happy to be part of Children in the...
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