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Children in the Wilderness Malawi (Eco-Clubs and YES Clubs) began this year’s reforestation cycle with donations which came through Pack for Purpose. The gardening tools, received along with other items, included: hand forks, hand trowels and pruning scissors. Nanthomba Eco-Club children with gardening tools donated by Pack for Purpose
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) strongly believes that through its Eco-Club and YES programmes, champions and leaders emerge who influence their communities regarding environmental awareness and culture, and who strive to achieve sustainable conservation. Nelson, Symon and Chifundo Nelson Chikwewa, joined CITW when he was just 11 years old. Thereafter he became one of the...
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Waste management is an important part of CITW Eco-Club activities. With the concept of basic science sponsored by Design Squad Global, the waste management projects by Eco-Clubs have found yet another ‘mouth’ to swallow some of the litter they collect from their school grounds. Eco-Club members are now learning to design and make prototype shoes...
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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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CITW Malawi has four Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Clubs and over 160 active members. In the month of March, the youth organised a number of activities, which included: •             Selecting their leaders for the 2019/2020 year •             Educational trips •             Community sanitation awareness campaigns A trip to a rubber plantation. The Forest Manager explained how...
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“There aren’t many lights to switch off here, but we can switch the desertification into forests” Earth Hour is a global movement that encourages people to conserve power. Organised by the WWF and volunteer organisations worldwide, Earth Hour was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to...
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Designing and basic sciences are complementary Eco-Club activities, which give the club members a chance to look at some common problems and to work on bringing about solutions. The topics range from social to environmental, and a number of Eco-Clubs have already implemented the concept to stop water runoff, and encouraged water absorption on their...
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Between April and December 2018, Children in the Wilderness Malawi Eco-Clubs raised 20,000 tree seedlings in its southern zone near Liwonde National Park. In the northern zone, the children participated in the Root to Fruit reforestation project, where over 20,000 seedlings were also raised and then distributed to the local communities by January 2019. From...
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Eco-Mentors (primary school teachers and local mentors who run the Eco-Clubs), underwent a two-day training session on how to implement basic design sciences with Eco-Club members. The basic science sessions are very complementary to the CITW curriculum, in that the children learn more about solving social and environmental problems using basic science. The Design Squad...
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Every January 26th, International Environmental Education Day is celebrated around the world. Environmental education is a dynamic and participatory process that seeks to awaken people’s awareness to environmental problems, allowing them to be identified both at global and local environment levels. The day’s aim is to identify relationships and independence of interactions that occur between...
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