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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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Wilderness Safaris continues to celebrate 35 years of travelling with Purpose through the launch of its third ‘Travel with Purpose’ itinerary: that ultimate mountain biking experience, the Nedbank Tour de Tuli, which will take place from 2 to 7 August 2018. While all Wilderness Safaris guests in essence travel with purpose, in late 2017, Wilderness...
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Lisa Witherden ran Eco-Mentor Training in in Simson Village in Limpopo last week. Twenty-three  eager community members and three teachers attended the two-day training session. The aim of the training was to inform the community about the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) programme, with the hope of getting them involved in various CITW projects and...
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Children in the Wilderness has just started running Eco-Clubs at two new schools in Bobirwa Region in Limpopo Valley, Semolale and Mabolwe Primary Schools.  The Eco-Club ran the CITW lesson on ‘Our body, our planet’.  The objective of the lesson was to help learners understand why we need to protect the environment and the planet ...
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We were lucky enough to have two representatives from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) take part in our annual Tri-Nations camp in December 2017. Willeen and Chulumanco from the DEA got stuck in to our camp programme, happily giving talks, contributing to lessons, and leading group work activities throughout our four day programme. We...
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The Nedbank Tour de Tuli has been running for the past 13 years and is a globally-renowned, world-class, multi-day mountain bike tour through some of Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. It is the main fundraiser for Children in the Wilderness (CITW), and all funds raised by the Tour are...
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Read Wild Card Magazine‘s story, written by Leon Kriel, on what it’s like to ride the Nedbank Tour de Tuli here: https://showme.co.za/lifestyle/mountain-biking-in-mapungubwe-trunk-call/ Here’s just a snippet to get you started 🙂 “Is it a tree? Is it an elephant? The indistinct shape is barely 10 metres away and the tension is thick in the air. Welcome to...
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