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Malawi
This year CITW’s Open Day programme had three events, which were conducted in TA Liwonde, on the eastern side of Liwonde National Park; TA Kalembo, on the western side of Liwonde National Park; and in TA Malanda, at Chintheche on the Nkhata Bay lakeshore. Children explain to Government officials and local leaders about recycling waste...
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Due to COVID-19 and the associated global economic hardships, which have also affected our programme, the Children in the Wilderness Malawi (CITW) programme scaled down its programme activities to waste paper recycling, health and nutrition, reforestation, and storytelling (Children in the Media). Mr Charles Mankhokwe (centre), Root to Fruit General Manager, being briefed on Nanthomba...
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CITW Malawi’s “Changing the Lens on Conservation” project (sponsored by National Geographic) aims to help Eco-Club members tell their stories about what they learn from their Eco-Clubs, as well as from their formal education classes and what they see and learn from their own communities. In most Malawian societies, children are taught to be good...
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Youth are our future – destined to be our planet’s custodians, a role now more critical than ever. Twenty years ago Wilderness Safaris made a commitment to rural African children by founding Children in the Wilderness (CITW), our non-profit partner organisation offering life skills training, leadership development, and environmental education to children from remote villages...
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Dear CITW friends, dear Janet In 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to lead CITW for a short time. “You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know” was the credo of the late Russel Friedman, who encouraged all Wilderness Safaris staff and partners to participate in CITW camps. Rita in...
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2003 – 2006 Children in the Wilderness Malawi was established in 2003. It started with a camp programme, and hosted 10 children from the SOS Village in Lilongwe. A five-night/six-day camp was held at Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park, in the southern region of Malawi. It was full of fun, unstructured environmental education, mainly...
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Bobirwa, Botswana Thabiso Tsheole, Lentswe Le Moriti Village | Mogomotsi ‘Goms’ Ramofi, Motlhabaneng Village Thabiso and Goms are good friends and their journeys are closely linked. Goms attended CITW camps in December 2011 and 2012, and Thabiso in December 2012. The young men reconnected with Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie in 2018 to volunteer their...
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At the end of October, and into early November, the 300 ‘Changing the Lens on Conservation’ participants from 15 primary schools across three CITW zones underwent special skills training for basic interview techniques, in line with their environmental story-writing project. After the children had acquired basic interview techniques, CITW organised interview sessions, where local environmental...
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During the month of October, all 15 CITW Malawi Eco-Clubs were engaged in conducting interviews with field experts on their Changing the Lens on Conservation subjects. Children (the writers) interview a field expert from African Parks at Liwonde The organisations included: •             African Parks – Liwonde (Wildlife conservation and eco-tourism stories/issues) •             Wilderness Safaris –...
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