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Botswana
Committed to its Impact vision of protecting Botswana’s wildlife, and the communities who live alongside it, in April and May 2022 Wilderness Safaris Botswana provided more than 1 100 food hampers to residents in the Okavango Community Trust (OCT) and Sankuyo Tshwaragano Management Trust villages around its private wilderness areas. While tourism is gradually recovering, the...
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Unusual challenges necessitate unconventional thinking, and this was very much the case in finding a simple yet effective solution to the double challenge of water scarcity and human-wildlife conflict in the remote settlement of Shokomokwa in Ngamiland. Residents fetch water from the river daily, often encountering dangerous wildlife, even lions and elephants, along the way....
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In late March and early April 2022, visionary humanitarian Anton Poplett and his intrepid team journeyed into Botswana to conduct eye tests on thousands of learners and teachers in Children in the Wilderness (CITW) partner – and other – schools across the Okavango Delta. In order to expand this third outreach to even more children,...
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On the 7th of March 2022, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana team headed out to Nxaunxau Primary School to meet Karin Fröhlich, Wilderness Safaris’ Germany-based sales partner, and a group of her agents, who wished to donate stationery and toiletries to the children. Nxaunxau village is located in the North-West District of Botswana,...
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As reported earlier this month, in late February 2022, the Children in the Wilderness Botswana team, along with members of the Parakarungu Primary School administration, refurbished an abandoned house on the school grounds to create a poultry enclosure, with the aim of starting a broiler chicken production facility. Ms Stoff, Environmental Education Co-ordinator for the...
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One of the most wonderful and impactful consequences of Okavango Wilderness Safaris camps hosting visitors is the receipt of much-needed and appreciated children’s supplies, donated through the Pack for a Purpose initiative. Since last year, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana has been delighted to accept stationery and toiletries from guests at Wilderness’ Botswana camps,...
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As a Botswana NGO, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) plays an important role in raising awareness for environmental issues and promoting sustainable development. In 2021, CITW and the FNBB Foundation collaborated to work with Parakarungu Primary School to develop an environmental education, life- and leadership skills programme for the children and teachers. The CITW Botswana...
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In 2018 the Haagvalken family were guests of Wilderness Vumbura Plains, where they had the opportunity to engage with the nearby community. Beetsha Primary was one of the schools they visited, and the family was inspired to support the school through our Children in the Wilderness programme. Accordingly, they made a donation for the construction...
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It’s always wonderfully affirming to hear from former Eco-Club members. Cane is an uplifting example of a child that was on the CITW programme throughout primary school – excelling to the point of being chosen to attend the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) bridging course. He notes that “after the SAWC course I obtained my...
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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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