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Lisa Witherden
Having visited Sinde Village and Twabuka Primary School on a trip with Wilderness Safaris Zambia over a year ago, Olivia Kearns felt inspired to get involved and see if she could help. With guidance and support from her family, Olivia took the initiative to use her 16th birthday to raise funds for Sinde Village in...
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Last week, CITW Zambezi undertook a menstrual hygiene training session with the girls at Mosi-oa-Tunya High School in Victoria Falls, following a distribution of Days for Girls reusable sanitary pads a few weeks ago. A social worker accompanied us to the school and had the girls in stitches as she explained the menstrual cycle and...
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Students and teachers at Lesedi Primary School just outside Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe recently received a consignment of curriculum textbooks thanks to Grand Circle Foundation (GCF). Lesedi received a total of 167 textbooks, including English, Mathematics, and Science and Technology for Grades 1 – 5. Lesedi Primary Textbook Distribution – Zimbabwe Full of smiles and...
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US-based The Traveling School offers teenage girls between 15 and 18 the opportunity to explore the world and learn about themselves through academic, physical, and cultural challenges. Sixteen motivated young women and four inspiring teachers travel to a unique region of the globe for 15 weeks. Students earn full credit, immerse themselves in new cultures,...
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The Simson Eco-Mentor training took place at Ngwakwana High School in Simson village from 18 to 19 October where 22 participants drawn from the school and the community attended. Bongani Baloyi conducted the training, with the assistance of Portia Phokela (our local Programme Liaison in Simson Village, Limpopo Province). The following was covered in the...
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Thanks to a generous donation from Hunter Valley Grammar School in Australia, we were able to provide uniforms to 80 boys from rural primary schools. Hunter Valley Grammar School undertakes a visit to Zimbabwe every second year. Comprising both teachers and students, the visitors spend a week at Jabulani Primary School, located 20 kilometres from...
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Earlier this month, the CITW Zambezi team, together with Lisa Witherden from the Johannesburg office, and 12 Eco-Mentors from Maramani schools, met at Nottingham Estate’s Kuduland on the banks of the Limpopo River for four days of training. The aim of the training was to familiarise Eco-Mentors with the Eco-Club Curriculum for Term 3, as...
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The Nganyana men’s income-generating group south of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has been hard at work. This group utilises used glass bottles from the Wilderness Camps – anything from wine, beer, and spirit bottles, to mayonnaise jars and tomato sauce bottles. The glass is crushed to a fine sand, and then used as a...
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Children in the Wilderness Bobirwa recently hosted children from Motlhabaneng and Lentswe-le-Moriti Eco-Clubs. Every year Serolo Safari Camp in the Tuli Wilderness closes to tourists in order to sponsor two full camps (eight nights for 16 children plus 11 x Eco-Mentors, all-inclusive) for CITW Bobirwa. The children had amazing wildlife sightings, making the learning so...
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At Mosi-Oa-Tunya High School in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, we had a very productive morning distributing Days for Girls sanitary packs to the senior classes. The donation of sanitary packs was initiated by Mr Wilson, an Overseas Adventure Travel guest who travelled to Zimbabwe and was struck by the plight of girls as they deal with...
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