By

Lisa Witherden
The construction of a classroom block at Lesedi Primary School is taking shape thanks to the generosity of Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) and guests of Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). The walls of the new Grade 6 classrooms are now up, keeping on track for construction to be complete before the end of the year. Founded...
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Children in the Wilderness Malawi (Eco-Clubs and YES Clubs) began this year’s reforestation cycle with donations which came through Pack for Purpose. The gardening tools, received along with other items, included: hand forks, hand trowels and pruning scissors. Nanthomba Eco-Club children with gardening tools donated by Pack for Purpose
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Saleesha and Tricia, from New York, have been travelling around southern Africa and wanted to donate to a school in need. Preferring to give their donations in person, Saleesha found our website and enquired as to whether this would be possible. As they were staying in Livingstone, Zambia, and had some time before departing for...
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With the majority of our schools all nearing the middle of term, there is always plenty to do when we get the chance to visit them, and the Tsholotsho region (as one of our biggest) is no exception. With ‘Percy’ (our hard working Ford Ranger) filled to the brim, we set off from Victoria Falls...
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Renovations at St Mary’s Primary School in Hwange are in full swing thanks to the generosity of Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) and guests of Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). A dilapidated two-storey building on the school property is being rehabilitated, converting it into five classrooms and a library. One of the largest schools in the area...
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At Bisate Primary School the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Clubs are fortunate to have the best Eco-Mentor that children could wish for! Since we are so proud of the progress that the Eco-Clubs have made over the last months, we would like all of you to meet our Eco-Mentor star! ~~~~~ “I am Jean...
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On the 1st of  March 2019, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Namibia hosted a fundraising event for CITW. One of the prizes auctioned was dinner for six paired with wines at the comfort of your home, complements of Wilderness Safaris. Mandi and her husband Stephen Du Preez won the bid! On Friday night, the 14th...
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Read Bongani Baloyi’s short report on his recent camp with our children from Makuleke (South Africa) at Pafuri Trails Camp. This is the first camp we have held in Pafuri after a two-year absence. It was very exciting to see Children in the Wilderness (CITW) collaborating again with Return Africa. The camp took place from...
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Having recently received another substantial donation of solar lights from the donors at the Bourke Family Foundation, the Zambezi Children in the Wilderness (CITW) team set out to distribute these to the areas where they are needed most, namely the Hwange and Tsholotsho areas. In keeping with the ongoing ‘Lights for Literacy’ programme, our main...
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The ability to read and write is the foundation on which all education rests, and here at Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi we have noticed a clear deterioration in the number of literate students progressing to the older grades. This decrease is largely due to the limited support lower grade teachers receive, as older...
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