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The CITW Botswana team embarked on a trip to Parakarungu Primary School in Botswana Chobe area on 2 July 2024 to meet with the schools’ Environmental Education Club members, and hand over 17 fruit trees for a new orchard. CITW Botswana and the FNBB Foundation have been supporting the school since 2021 after the signing...
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The Eco-Club at Children in the Wilderness Botswana’s urban partner school, Tshwaragano Primary School in Gaborone, recently embarked on a vegetable garden project.   Focusing on the Educate and Empower pillars of Wilderness’ impact strategy, the objective of the garden is to help learners to understand the process of growing crops from planting to harvest,...
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The Eco-Club at Shashe Primary School, Wilderness Botswana’s Children in the Wilderness (CITW) partner school in Maun, celebrated the World Environmental Day by discussing the topic of trees. The world’s ecosystems are under threat, with unsustainable patterns of manufacturing and consumption reducing nature and causing biodiversity loss over the years, due to pollution and waste,...
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In May 2024, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana and Shashe Primary School in Maun embarked on a transformative new vegetable garden project. The team started immediately after the school’s opening on 14 May, by putting up a fence around the school garden to keep unwanted visitors (mainly goats and chickens) out of the plants....
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On 9 March 2024, Kelly and Gaba from Children in the Wilderness Botswana (CITW), together with Wilderness Botswana Community Liaison Officer, Sam Kavindama, embarked on a trip to Gunotsoga Primary School to meet the Altmans, a group of eight Wilderness guests. The guests had expressed an interest in visiting the school, and flew into Gunotsoga...
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From 18-21February, a number of familiar faces from our Wilderness family arrived in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where all our regions were represented during two power days at our 2024 Impact workshop. The last comparable event took place eight years ago, underlining the significance of this event. Gathering an impressive 32 staff, it was great to...
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Every year Okavango Wilderness Safaris closes a camp in Botswana for a few days to host a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) year-end camp. These camps comprise a three-day conservation experience aimed at educating, inspiring and creating leaders who will hopefully be inspired to become the future custodians of Botswana’s pristine wild areas. This year’s...
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Okavango Wilderness Safaris gathered stakeholders from its exclusive Botswana Members Club programme at The Patio Restaurant in Gaborone, to express its heartfelt gratitude for the Members’ ongoing support, and the positive impact they enable. The Wilderness Members Club, inaugurated in 2012 and launched in Botswana in 2017, invites Southern African residents to join the Wilderness...
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Through its programme and activities, Children in the Wilderness Botswana (CITW) aims to increase children’s awareness, bridge cultural divides, broaden horizons, build confidence, provide opportunities for new friendships and positive life choices, and open up career opportunities. On the 18th of August 2023, the CITW team, along with Wilderness Botswana Guide Manager & Trainer Cilas...
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Waste is one of the greatest concerns around the globe. With the rate of consumables rising, the Botswana Government has recognised the need to find ways to mitigate the rising issue of littering – both in towns and villages. In 2021 a levy on plastic was introduced as a way of discouraging buying of plastic...
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