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Lisa Witherden
Semolale Primary School in Bobirwa Region, Botswana, had a little bit of fun earlier this week. Our clever Eco-Mentors planted a few animal tracks around the school and had the children identify the animals who would have left them 🙂 All in an effort to help the children be aware of the animals they might...
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We have constant, special reminders of Wilderness Safaris stalwart, and Children in the Wilderness chairman (and greatest supporter), Russel Friedman, who sadly passed away in February 2018. Russel was instrumental in the implementation of our programme, both the day-to-day ins and outs, and the big picture of how to achieve our goals. His passion, drive and...
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The CITW Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) programme is a product of the CITW Eco-Club programme. YES members are those youth who were Eco-Club members from between one and up to 15 years ago (i.e. dating back to 2004). These youth range from those who have just graduated from Eco-Clubs (at primary school level), and now...
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Wilderness Safaris and Olympus are using their high-end services and combined passion for wildlife photography to ensure the ongoing conservation of Africa’s remote wilderness areas, while contributing to the empowerment of local people through conservation education. The two main elements of the partnership are focused on enhancing photographic skills for interested guests and guides in...
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Our children in Lentswe-Le-Moriti Primary School celebrated World Lion Day last week in a very creative way. Using their ‘Draw What You Saw’ colouring-in books, they drew themselves lion masks which they cut out and paraded around the school ground. Well done, Lentswe!
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Anke Schmalzbauer from Germany rode the Nedbank Tour de Tuli 2019 for the first time this year. She made the most wonderful and generous decision – to donate her bicycle to someone in a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) community. The CITW Team decided the best recipient of this bike should be Miss Portia Phokela...
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Our Bobirwa Eco-Clubs are hard at work on various Eco-Club projects. Mathathane Primary School is working hard at clearing up with the community, and making Eco-Bricks from the plastic waste they collect: Mabolwe Primary School’s Eco-Club Garden is blooming! Have a look at where it all started here. Keep up the hard work! We are...
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Each year, the route on the Nedbank Tour de Tuli traverses the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA) which includes Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Riding is predominantly along ancient elephant trails, giving participants the opportunity to experience wonderful scenery, get close to wildlife, and interact with communities in the area. Along these beautiful routes,...
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Read these touching Thank You letters from our Scholarship Students at Bisate Primary School in Rwanda, thanking their sponsors for the opportunity to complete their schooling. Thank You Letter from Nshutiyimana Aime Desire – RwandaRead more Thank You Letter from Nibishaka Jackson – RwandaRead more Thank You Letter from Mutuyimana Chance – RwandaRead more Thank...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi is fortunate to have an ongoing relationship with The Bourke Family Foundation. The foundation provides solar lights which are distributed to students and teachers to help them study or mark in the evenings. We focus on distributing lights to Grade 6 students who will be able to make use...
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