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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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Unite to Light (UTL), a California non-profit corporation, in collaboration with Children in the Wilderness Malawi (CITW), has embarked on a project to source (UTL) and distribute (CITW) solar lights to needy students in some rural areas of Malawi which are off the national power grid. A learner from Mgodi Primary with the school’s consignment...
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Changing the Lens on Conservation is a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Malawi project that aims to increase environmental knowledge, and create a positive attitude and behaviour towards conservation among its participants through in-depth learning about locally identified environmental issues; developing stories and capturing photos of these issues; and publishing content about these issues. The...
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Unite to Light (UTL), a Santa Barbara, California non-profit organisation, in collaboration with Children in the Wilderness Malawi (CITW), has embarked on a project to source and distribute solar Luke Lights to needy students in rural areas of Malawi. UTL sources the lights and CITW distributes the lights to the students in remote areas of...
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