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“When we heal the world, we heal ourselves” – David Orr Eco-Club campers in Hwange International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and all the things we need to survive. Eco-Club campers creating a map depicting the ecosystems of Namibia It...
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As well as supporting those YES Club youth who have academic potential, CITW has a dual philosophy for educating and supporting those without academic potential in culture-based leadership development opportunities. Academic-stream youthVillage-based youth The programme starts with the children becoming Eco-Club members while they are in primary school. Then the journey that they take –...
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After being raised by his uncle who was a poacher, and who was shot at by Liwonde National Park rangers while in the act of wildlife poaching, Eliot Felix would like nothing more than to see his community understand the benefits of wildlife conservation and the fruits of ecotourism.  Eliot as a CITW camper in...
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Kondwani Chilima joined CITW in 2008 in Grade 8. CITW sponsored her education, as her parents were unable to finance the costs. She attended teachers’ training college, after which she went on to complete the bridging course at the Southern African Wildlife College, focusing on environmental education and leadership. Two years ago, the Ministry of...
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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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