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June 2021 – Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana and the FNBB Foundation have joined hands at Parakarungu Primary School to sensitise more than 200 children to sustainable environmental conservation. Over this 3-year partnership, the FNBB Foundation has committed BWP767 473 towards the implementation of an environmental education, life skills and leadership development programme to...
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During the last week of June 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his team of volunteers travelled some 4 500 km from Cape Town to Botswana’s Bobirwa Sub-district in the south-east of the country. Their mission: to conduct eye tests on approximately 2 300 children aged 9-14, and some adults, at CITW partner schools, and to dispense eyeglasses...
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Humanitarian Anton Poplett is on a week-long mission, conducting eye tests for the children of Botswana’s Bobirwa area. The results have been amazing and in two days his team has screened around 1 000 children aged 9 to 14! https://tulitrust.org/https://ladykhamatrust.org/https://4x4outfar.com/Heartfelt thanks to our generous donors for sponsoring this project, including Anton and his team, as...
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Day 2 of our CITW Botswana’s Conservation Science Camp started with a morning biodiversity walk led by Rob Taylor of Wilderness Safaris Botswana’s Environmental team. The walk was intended to get everyone warmed up for the day ahead, and to nurture interest in nature for the participants. Using a net, participants were able to catch,...
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Yesterday, 18 April 2021, marked the launch of the first of its kind Environmental Science and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)-focused camp for girls in rural areas in Botswana’s North-West District. The camp, which is being held in Eretsha village, was launched by among others, the Eretsha Village Chief, Mr Mosenyege, Regional Environmental Education...
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Meet the Mentors who will be running the CITW Botswana Conservation Science Camp for rural girls in Eretsha village next week, from 18 -23 April, 2021. The camp, which is part of a one-year project funded by the US Embassy in Botswana, is intended to encourage and empower school-going girls in rural areas to develop...
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CITW Botswana will be running a Conservation Science Camp for rural girls in Eretsha village from April 18 -23 2021. The camp, which is part of a one-year project funded by the US Embassy in Botswana, is intended to encourage and empower school-going girls in rural areas to develop their interest in environmental conservation, and...
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A graduate of the Children in the Wilderness eco-camp programme, Otto’s association with Wilderness Safaris began on the Jao Reserve, after being invited to attend a CITW annual camp at Jacana, where his mother was working as a Trainee Manager. But let’s start at the beginning… A “child of the Delta”, Otto was born in...
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In 2017 photographer Angelica Mills and CITW Bobirwa had the great good fortune to meet each other! Our Bobirwa Cluster annual camp at Mashatu was her first time volunteering as an Eco-Mentor, and here she shares a few wonderful memories from this watershed experience. “Your destiny is to fulfil those things upon which you focus...
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Photographer and annual camp Eco-Mentor volunteer Angelica Mills shares some standout moments from the Bobirwa Cluster’s 2018 annual camp… “See the world through the eyes of your inner child. The eyes that sparkle in awe and amazement as they see love, magic and mystery in the most ordinary things”. – Henna Sohali      
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