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Bobirwa
Children in the Wilderness featured in Botswana’s Echo Newspaper earlier this week, with an article written by Bokani King. Bokani popped into Lentswe-Le-Moriti during the Nedbank Tour de Tuli in July, when our cyclists were riding through and interacting with our children. Bokani interviewed Isabel Wolf-Gillespie, our CITW Eco-Club Coordinator in the Bobirwa Region, as...
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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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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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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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Nick Galpine, our Nedbank Tour de Tuli Social Media Guru, rode this year’s Tour, and wrote this lovely little overview of his experience. “It’s hard to believe, as the dust settles, and the elephants of the Tuli Block rub their surprised eyes (well they would if they could), that the Nedbank Tour de Tuli is...
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Read this report written by Isabel Wolf-Gillespie (CITW Bobirwa Eco Club Coordinator). Isabel organised and facilitated a visit from the Good Hope Group in June. This experience was about social volunteering and assisting in the Lentswe Le Moriti and Mathathane Schools and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Clubs, as well as an opportunity to explore...
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Meet the Children in the Wilderness team! Last week we gathered at the Rivonia offices we share withWilderness Safaris for our annual regional workshop.  Three super energising days later saw the regional coordinators heading back to their respective countries to implement the life-changing plans and projects they finalised.  The Children in the Wilderness Team Back L...
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Motlhabaneng Primary School, two of the schools in the Molema Cluster of our Bobirwa Region in Botswana, celebrated Mother Earth Day at the end of March. Mentors decided to focus the celebrations on the issue of litter. As all of our lessons do, the day started with a fun energiser to get the children excited...
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