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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) hosted its first mid-year Tri-Nations Camp at Little Muck Camp in Mapungubwe National Park in July 2018. A total of 24 schoolchildren from rural communities in Tuli (Botswana), Simson (South Africa) and Maramani (Zimbabwe) came together to make new friendships while learning about the importance of conserving the wilderness and...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) recently launched its innovative Eco-Club programme in three new villages in Bobirwa sub-district, Botswana, at Gobojango, Mabolwe and Semolale Primary Schools. The first two-day Eco-Mentor training sessions were held at Semolale Community Hall. “We trained an enthusiastic group of local teachers and community members who volunteered to help with teaching...
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Read Bokang Shopane’s  (CITW Programme Coordinator for South Africa and the GMTFCA) report on the first of our now bi-annual Tri-Nations Camps, which took place at Little Muck Camp in Mapungubwe National Park. With the Nedbank Tour de Tuli five days away, this is a lovely little reminder of the impact we make in the...
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Thanks to the extraordinary funds raised by the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli mountain bike event, which takes place in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA), Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is able to run our life-changing programme in villages in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe surrounding the GMTFCA. In Botswana, we host Eco-Clubs...
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Last night, the Nedbank Tour de Tuli officially launched the 2018 route of arguably the most popular, certainly the wildest, mountain-biking event in Africa. It was universally agreed that our Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Regional Coordinator Bongani Bongs Baloyi‘s speech was the highlight of the evening! He spoke about how CITW has impacted the life of Thabo...
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As a result of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli mountain bike event taking place in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier National Park (GMTFCA), we operate our programme in villages in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe surrounding the GMTFCA.  Our Children in the Wilderness Regional Programme Coordinator, Bongani Baloyi, reports on the Eco-Mentor training he conducted last...
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Bongani Baloyi, CITW Regional Programme Coordinator, has been in Maramani in Zimbabwe this week, conducting Eco-Mentor Training. Bongs promises to fill you in on the ins and outs of his time in Zim once he’s back, but here is a quick little update on what he’s been up to 🙂 As a result of the...
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One of our Eco-Clubs in Bobirwa Botswana, is focusing on reducing, reusing and recycling materials, in order to combat the problem of waste around their school. The Eco-Club Teacher has reported that the school seems to have less waste as the Club members are encouraging other learners not to litter. They have reused milk cartons...
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Thapelo Legadiko participated in Eco-Mentor Training in October 2017, and had this to say about her experience: “During the Eco-mentor training I have learnt about Respect. I can now respect the environment the way I respect myself. I am picking litter whenever I come across it. I have also learnt about conservation of natural resources,...
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A bit of a different take on this story – a dad reports on how Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is positively impacting his family: “I am one of the community member and the father of one of CITW member. I learnt a lot from my child, since she joined the Eco-Club she always tells...
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