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As the ploughing season gains momentum in most parts of the country, Wilderness Botswana and non-profit Children in the Wilderness (CITW) were in the Okavango Delta in early December donating seeds to farmers in the Okavango Community Trust (OCT) villages of Seronga, Gunotsoga, Eretsha, Beetsha and Gudigwa. This year, the safari operator, which has assisted...
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Every year Wilderness closes one of its camps in Botswana for a few days in order to host a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) end-of-year camp. These camps are three-day conservation experiences aimed at educating, inspiring and creating leaders who will hopefully become the future custodians of Botswana’s pristine wilderness areas. This year from 11...
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From the beginning of 2020 until recently, the Covid-19 pandemic cast a dark shadow over Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana’s programme in our partner-schools. With schools adopting new tactics to curb the spread of the disease among children and teachers, all organisations running extracurricular activities across Botswana, including Children in the Wilderness, took a...
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Wilderness Botswana and its non-profit, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), were proud to facilitate a groundbreaking event at Eretsha Primary School on 14 October 2022, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between CITW and the Okavango Sub-District Council. This exciting programme will see the construction of much-needed school infrastructure to support the growing...
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The Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana team, accompanied by artist Mr Setshwantsho, travelled to Seronga between 16 and 19 September 2022, to create a map of Botswana, including its physical features. Social Studies is one of our national primary schools’ required subjects, to promote children’s knowledge about the environment, physical and human geography. Seronga...
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Here are some beautiful images, and a note of thanks to CITW Bobirwa’s Tanya McKenzie (also a multiple-repeat rider in the Nedbank Tour de Tuli), from Mr Monakwane, Headmaster of Lentswe-le-Moriti Primary School, after the cyclists handed over backpacks filled with supplies for the children. Two riders from Group 9, Jeremy Powell and Pete Dowling,...
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The Nedbank Tour de Tuli is a major fundraiser for Children in the Wilderness, so it was no surprise that a visit to the local Lentswe-Le-Moriti Primary School, nestled in a corner of eastern Botswana, was on the agenda. Amongst the photographers and videographers asked to cover the event, I was fortunate to spend a...
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In November last year, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana team and Tlamelo Bothma, Okavango Wilderness Safaris’ (OWS) Office Manager, came up with ideas to encourage OWS staff to give back to CITW. The team decided to rent spaces to staff in the Maun office complex for BWP50 per person, to sell any household...
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In the first week of February 2022, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana team facilitated the launch of the Beetsha Poultry Project at the village primary school. On 20 May, the team went back to the school to deliver and install cages for the laying hens. “We can now report with great joy that...
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June 2022 – Organisers have proudly unveiled the awe-inspiring route for the exclusive 2022 Nedbank Tour de Tuli, the internationally acclaimed mountain bike tour, and one-of-a-kind wilderness adventure that traverses three countries, namely South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Kicking off on 19 July, the Tour serves as the primary fundraiser for Children in the Wilderness (CITW),...
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