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Malawi
Out now, Eco-Stars is an annual Children in the Wilderness publication, providing readers with an overview of the programme, and the opportunity to meet some of its Eco-Stars and learn more about their regional successes. In this, our fourth edition of Eco-Stars, we bring you snippets from our programmes across the regions, some updates on...
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During November, our YES and Eco-Clubs engaged in a tree-planting and caring campaign. Working jointly with Root to Fruit, a number of centres were targeted, and demonstrations on how to plant and care for the trees were held. Community members, nearby schools and village-based organisations were invited. The main objective for the campaigns was to...
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Children in the Wilderness Eco-Club members participated in a bird-counting exercise in Liwonde National Park with Dr Tiwonge Mzumara-Gawa, a volunteer Conservation and Research Officer for the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), the national partner of BirdLife in Malawi. Tiwonge has been honoured with the International Young Conservationist Award for her inspiring work...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) YES Club member Nelson Chikwewa is a Malawian park ranger who participated in the translocation of 17 rhinos from the Republic of South Africa to Malawi’s Liwonde National Park in November 2019. Nelson shared his experience with CITW, and expressed his heartfelt appreciation for being part of the team which...
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The CITW Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) programme is a product of the CITW Eco-Club programme. YES members are those youth who were Eco-Club members from between one and up to 15 years ago (i.e. dating back to 2004). These youth range from those who have just graduated from Eco-Clubs (at primary school level), and now...
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Chintheche, Mgodi and Chihame Eco-Clubs had a joint educational trip to Kande Horse Farm. Their objectives included: To learn about how the horse farm works in relation to environmental conservationTo learn about mixed farming that can be practiced in their home surroundings Learning to ride a horseMixed farming lessons On the trip there were 30...
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If one of the ways of measuring leadership is by how many people one can attract and influence, then these CITW YES youth are on it! Malaza Trading Centre – the crowd hooked on the CITW YES message for change – MalawiCITW YES Club addressing the crowd at Chintheche Trading Centre Chihame YES Club recently...
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Malawi Regional Programme Coordinator Symon Chibaka caught up with Stella, a former CITW Eco-Mentor and soon-to-be children’s guidance counsellor. Hi, I am Stella Chiotha. I am 25 years old. I am a proud Malawian and I firmly believe in the positive influence of CITW on its participants. I believe in the change effect of CITW...
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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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