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Malawi
The Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Programme includes those CITW youth who have progressed from Eco-Club members in primary school,and are now at secondary school level, or tertiary and beyond. At national level there are over 160 active members. This group is led by an executive committee of 10 members who are also involved in the...
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Its Universal Children’s Day today, and we want to celebrate the future custodians of Africa – our Children in the Wilderness children! Of course, none of what we do would be possible without our wonderful sponsors, donors, and our main fundraising event, the Nedbank Tour de Tuli. Thank you all for helping us make a difference...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has been operating in Malawi since 2003. Our Eco-Club Programme, focusing on environmental education and life skills, currently runs in 17 schools across Malawi. The CITW Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Programme has many active groups across the Region, with high school and young adults running various give-back campaigns in their...
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Read Janet Wilkinson’s report from her recent trip to Malawi, where she met Master Banda – the Master of the trees I met up with Mr Master Banda at the Root and Fruit Nursery in the grounds of Central African Wilderness Safaris Chinteche Inn.  Master was schooled in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa and later worked...
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CITW Malawi Regional Coordinator Symon Chibaka reports that in October YES Club members held environmental education talks and demonstrations at Kande Health Centre, Chintheche, Nkhata Bay. One of the major activities for the YES and Eco-Clubs since August this year has been community environment and sanitation awareness. During the Kande Health Centre Event, the youth...
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In Malawi, reports Symon Chibaka, CITW’s Eco-Clubs introduce junior school children to specifically focused environmental education and life skills programmes. When these Eco-Club members graduate to Secondary School, they join the YES Programme where they practice their knowledge acquired on practical activities and projects such as… • Reforestation • General civic education/awareness campaigns  • Helping to...
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Children in the Wilderness’ Regional Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson (Mama Janet) spent last week visiting the schools in the Malawi programme. “I was particularly struck by the humility and impressive work ethic of our scholarship students; but perhaps more poignant is the prospect of 500 schoolgirls learning science with access to just six computers. Any...
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Since launching its innovative Eco-Club programme in 2001, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has focused on reaching more children, more often, and now proudly runs 67 Eco-Clubs across seven African countries. In addition to hosting 3 300 children at Eco-Clubs throughout the year, CITW has hosted nearly 7 000 children and 402 teachers at 207...
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Since launching in Botswana in 2001, Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), has impacted the lives of over 10 000 children in seven African countries through a range of environmental and life skills educational programmes, with many alumni later joining the ecotourism industry in adult life. Working in partnership with many of...
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Mr. Pinto from African Parks and Symon Chibaka, our Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Programme Coordinator in Malawi, facilitated two days of training for CITW Eco-Mentors. 24 teachers and three coordinators attended the training, which took place at Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park with support from Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) and the Mvuu...
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