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Malawi
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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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Malawi runs environmental, life skills and educational camps for rural Malawian children and youths who are members of the programme. Every year Central African Wilderness Safaris closes its lodges to paying guests for a period of two weeks in order to host camps for these members. Camps for primary school...
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In the most recent Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) Christmas and New Year email from Chris Badger (Managing Director), Chris talks about what Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Malawi has acheived in 2018. CAWS and CITW joined forces many years ago to run our programme around Malawi. Read Chris’s report below: CITW Malawi: 2018 has...
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In each of our seven Regions where we operate – Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – our after school Eco-Club programme continues to tick over nicely. The Eco-Clubs focus on environmental education and life skills lessons. Our YES Resource Book was officially launched in the Zambezi Region, reaching high school and early school leavers, also with a...
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