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GMTFCA
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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Nick Galpine, our Nedbank Tour de Tuli Social Media Guru, rode this year’s Tour, and wrote this lovely little overview of his experience. “It’s hard to believe, as the dust settles, and the elephants of the Tuli Block rub their surprised eyes (well they would if they could), that the Nedbank Tour de Tuli is...
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Meet the Children in the Wilderness team! Last week we gathered at the Rivonia offices we share withWilderness Safaris for our annual regional workshop.  Three super energising days later saw the regional coordinators heading back to their respective countries to implement the life-changing plans and projects they finalised.  The Children in the Wilderness Team Back L...
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Bamba Bagwasi, our Eco-Club Coordinator for Semolale Primary School in the Tuli area of Botswana, shared some wonderful pictures of the start of a new project which we’re getting started in our communities – the creation of ecobricks. The schools will collect plastic waste to fill empty plastic bottles, to make these bricks which will...
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Mathathane Primary School in the Tuli Region of Botswana, shared a few photos from lessons which they have been conducting in their weekly Eco-Clubs. Eco-Club teacher at Mathathane, Dimpho Mangogola, ran the Web of Life lesson with the children. During this lesson, the children learn about the trophic levels, and how each level is dependent...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Bobirwa hosted two back-to-back camps at Mashatu in December. The Bobirwa Region is in the southern region of Botswana. Partnering with Mashatu Game Reserve, Tanya McKenzie and her team host the CITW programme in six schools of the Bobirwa District.  The annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli mountain biking event, CITW’s biggest fundraising event, takes place in...
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The universal language of play and fun immediately broke down any barriers.  – Sibahle Mncwango I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Tri-Nations Camp, held in Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa. Out of everything I had imagined, I did not envisage an experience that could be so genuine, and...
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