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The littlest Eco-warriors involved in our CITW programme are learning the three steps necessary to make the world a better place. 1. Be SAFE (and keep your hands clean)2. Be SMART (and keep yourself informed)3. Be KIND (and care for others) Particularly relevant at the moment is Point 1: to encourage hygiene and for the...
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Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CITW is supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas....
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Forty-eight Eco-Club members and 48 YES Club members from eight Primary Schools and two YES Club centres around Liwonde National Park were hosted by Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) Mvuu Camp on their annual camp in early January 2020. This year’s camp sponsors included the Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust (MEET), CAWS, Rosemary Pencil Foundation, Children...
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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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