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Written by Nick Galpine Photographs provided by┬áBlessing Danha What do you do when personal tragedy strikes and everything you thought was certain in life, suddenly seems much less so? How do you rebuild and learn to make the most of every moment? If you’re Blessing Danha, an infrastructure consultant from Camden, you get yourself back...
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How sweet are these trophic levels – meet our Children in the Wilderness Producers and Consumers! A lesson on trophic levels (essentially food chains and webs) at Semolale Primary School saw our learners take on roles from the ecosystem.
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Our wonderful Eco-Mentors in the Bobirwa Region, Botswana, were sure to celebrate World Elephant Day in their Eco-Clubs this August. Here are a few snaps of the children in action:
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As the organiser and beneficiary of the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is marking the successful completion of its 15th mountain bike fundraising event. The 2019 edition marked the 12th consecutive year that riders have had the opportunity to experience the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. By way of ringing...
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Children in the Wilderness featured in Botswana’s Echo Newspaper earlier this week, with an article written by Bokani King. Bokani popped into Lentswe-Le-Moriti during the Nedbank Tour de Tuli in July, when our cyclists were riding through and interacting with our children. Bokani interviewed Isabel Wolf-Gillespie, our CITW Eco-Club Coordinator in the Bobirwa Region, as...
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Semolale Primary School in Bobirwa Region, Botswana, had a little bit of fun earlier this week. Our clever Eco-Mentors planted a few animal tracks around the school and had the children identify the animals who would have left them ­čÖé All in an effort to help the children be aware of the animals they might...
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We have constant, special reminders of Wilderness Safaris stalwart, and Children in the Wilderness chairman (and greatest supporter), Russel Friedman, who sadly passed away in February 2018. Russel was instrumental in the implementation of our programme, both the day-to-day ins and outs, and the big picture of how to achieve our goals. His passion, drive and...
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Our children in Lentswe-Le-Moriti Primary School celebrated World Lion Day last week in a very creative way. Using their ‘Draw What You Saw’ colouring-in books, they drew themselves lion masks which they cut out and paraded around the school ground. Well done, Lentswe!
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Our Bobirwa Eco-Clubs are hard at work on various Eco-Club projects. Mathathane Primary School is working hard at clearing up with the community, and making Eco-Bricks from the plastic waste they collect: Mabolwe Primary School’s Eco-Club Garden is blooming! Have a look at where it all started here. Keep up the hard work! We are...
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Each year, the route on the Nedbank Tour de Tuli traverses the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA) which includes Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Riding is predominantly along ancient elephant trails, giving participants the opportunity to experience wonderful scenery, get close to wildlife, and interact with communities in the area. Along these beautiful routes,...
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