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Wilson Chiyembekezo – Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, University of Malawi; pictured with Symon Chibaka, CITW Malawi Programme Co-ordinator Wilson comes from a small family in Traditional Authority (TA) Liwonde on the eastern side of Liwonde National Park. Wilson’s parents and grandparents lived in the area which is currently Liwonde National Park for many years, and...
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Since 2016, the communities on the eastern side of Liwonde National Park have been asking CITW to consider establishing a tree nursery for their residents in order to plant the seedlings in their gardens, at their homes and in all other community centres, as a way of restoring the degraded soil and community forests. Above:...
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Children in the Wilderness Malawi’s Symon Chibaka is counting down to the end of a remarkable year, and celebrating some of his members’, and former students’, key achievements. First up are Davie Nkosi and Andrew Viano, both members of CITW’s Executive National Committee, and both of whom have achieved great success in their chosen careers....
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This September we celebrate the start of the 2023-24 Eco-Club year, along with the new school year. 150 new Eco-Club members have been registered in 15 primary schools, making a total of 675 Eco-Club members, as well as 230 YES (Youth Environmental Stewardship) Club members. Our celebratory story, which we would like to share with...
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Gillian Rose, President of the Rosemary Pencil Foundation based in the USA, recently visited CITW Malawi YES Club learners who are sponsored by her NPO. They embraced Gillian with smiles of hope, and those in their final year promised Gillian they would do their best for top school results so that they can make it...
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Symon Chibaka is the Malawi Country Co-ordinator for the CITW programme in Africa. The National Geographic Society (NGS) funded a CITW project known as ‘Changing the Lens on Conservation in Malawi’ between 2021 and 2023. At the end of the successful project, the National Geographic Society recognised Symon as one of its Explorers. Symon Chibaka...
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Prisca Matola is a CITW Malawi YES Club member. Eleven years she joined CITW at the age of 12, and on her first camp she expressed her wish to become a Park Manager. After completing primary and secondary school, she attended the Southern African Wildlife College through the CITW bridging programme. After completing the course,...
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This is how Children in the Wilderness Malawi does it: We work to increase children’s knowledge about the environment, wildlife and conservation. We also train them in leadership skills, and their increased knowledge positively changes their attitude. This in turn result in passion and positive behaviour that manifests in different ways, ultimately actualising the desired...
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Eliot Felix is a CITW Malawi YES Club member who has just achieved his dream of being employed by the country’s Ministry of Education. Eliot joined CITW in 2009, where his desire to become a secondary school teacher was kindled. In June this year, his YES Club members celebrated with Eliot for being employed by...
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In 2021 CITW developed a project known as Changing the Lens on Conservation in Malawi. This project aimed at increasing knowledge, leading to a positive change in attitude, resulting in positive change in behaviours among its participants (targeted children) and their communities. Environmental education Role models Learning from local leaders The project was designed to...
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