Botswana CITW Ambassador and Community Development Drive

Lesh Moiteela, Botswana Cultural Ambassador & Community Relationship Manager reports from Maun: “We are excited to have started working towards, and indeed, are already achieving, some of our four year Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana strategic goals, particularly those of ensuring adequate and ongoing fundraising, as well as engaging staff with materials and background information to empower them to talk about Wilderness Safaris’ 4Cs.”

Last week a team comprising CITW and Community Development staff started travelling to the region’s camps to do staff presentations on CITW, Community Development and Wilderness Safaris’ Ethics Charter and Code of Conduct for Cultural Tourism.

Notes a delighted Lesh, “The enthusiasm following the presentations was out of this world, and we were overwhelmed by the great number of staff wanting to become CITW Ambassadors at Vumbura Plains and Little Vumbura – to the point where we ran out of ‘Ask me about CITW’ tags. Definitely a good problem to have!

“We have signed up members and collated WhatsApp numbers and emails to start giving them more information as we go.

“The next camps on our schedule are Abu and Seba in mid-October.”