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During the first week of December, 30 girls from Seronga’s Ngambao Junior Secondary School underwent yet another exciting and empowering training at the second Conservation Science Camp for Girls in Rural Areas in Eretsha. The camp, which is supported by the US Embassy and implemented by Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana, is intended to...
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Youth are our future – destined to be our planet’s custodians, a role now more critical than ever. Twenty years ago Wilderness Safaris made a commitment to rural African children by founding Children in the Wilderness (CITW), our non-profit partner organisation offering life skills training, leadership development, and environmental education to children from remote villages...
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Dear CITW friends, dear Janet In 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to lead CITW for a short time. “You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know” was the credo of the late Russel Friedman, who encouraged all Wilderness Safaris staff and partners to participate in CITW camps. Rita in...
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Bobirwa, Botswana Thabiso Tsheole, Lentswe Le Moriti Village | Mogomotsi ‘Goms’ Ramofi, Motlhabaneng Village Thabiso and Goms are good friends and their journeys are closely linked. Goms attended CITW camps in December 2011 and 2012, and Thabiso in December 2012. The young men reconnected with Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie in 2018 to volunteer their...
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In June of this year humanitarian, Anton Poplett travelled to Botswana’s Bobirwa District to conduct eye tests on the children at our partner schools, as well as some teachers and adults, and dispense spectacles where applicable. We are thrilled to share a few of the children’s success stories after receiving their eyeglasses. Omaatla is a...
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Thanks to generous sponsorship, in late June 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his team of volunteers were able to conduct eye tests on 2 300 children and some adults at CITW partner schools in Botswana’s Bobirwa Sub-district. Anton also brought 550 pairs of eyeglasses on his trip, most of which were dispensed to those who...
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As part of its Conservation Heroes COVID-relief drive, Wilderness Safaris Botswana is distributing a further 1 300 food hampers to vulnerable families in over 10 communities during September 2021. Since the start of the campaign in April 2020, the company has distributed more than 224 tonnes of food to 12 different settlements and communities across...
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Regular followers of our updates might remember our post about Otto Jensen, an inspiring young Trainee Camp Manager whose love for the wilderness was affirmed when he attended a CITW annual camp at Jacana in 2004. Today we are thrilled to share the news that he has graduated from his Lodge Management Training with flying...
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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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