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A Wilderness Safaris guest visited a Himba village close to Serra Cafema, and came across a Himba mom with a young baby who has albinism.  The guest felt the need to help the mom with the necessary sunscreen and other needs for the baby, and when they returned to Windhoek, they bought the supplies and...
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It’s been a busy few months, but most rewarding! To date, we’ve distributed a total of 2 540 food parcels, impacting 10 160 community members.  We’ve also added the Daweb Constituency, covering Maltahohe, to the usual five north-west partner conservancies. Otjinungua Mobile School was also included in the Marienfluss Conservancy distribution, as the school only...
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A few months ago after bountiful harvests, CITW Namibia supplied more vegetable seeds and additional fruit trees to partner schools and community gardens around Sesfontein. We also decided to move the school gardens to a few selected community homes to ensure that the gardens are cared for during school and public holidays.  The results have...
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Youth are our future – destined to be our planet’s custodians, a role now more critical than ever. Twenty years ago Wilderness Safaris made a commitment to rural African children by founding Children in the Wilderness (CITW), our non-profit partner organisation offering life skills training, leadership development, and environmental education to children from remote villages...
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Dear CITW friends, dear Janet In 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to lead CITW for a short time. “You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know” was the credo of the late Russel Friedman, who encouraged all Wilderness Safaris staff and partners to participate in CITW camps. Rita in...
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Bobirwa, Botswana Thabiso Tsheole, Lentswe Le Moriti Village | Mogomotsi ‘Goms’ Ramofi, Motlhabaneng Village Thabiso and Goms are good friends and their journeys are closely linked. Goms attended CITW camps in December 2011 and 2012, and Thabiso in December 2012. The young men reconnected with Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie in 2018 to volunteer their...
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“There have been some wonderful developments in terms of our community involvement, and it’s such a pleasure to update you on some of the projects we’ve been busy with”, reports Agnes Tjirare CITW, Culture and Stakeholder Officer, with Clement Lawrence, Namibia Sales & Marketing Manager. Marienfluss Clinic Medical Supplies The project is quickly nearing completion,...
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Following Agnes Tjirare’s (Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s CITW, Culture and Stakeholder Officer) recent listing among the Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders in March, on Friday 21 May our colleague was awarded the 2021 Women and Environment accolade in Namibia’s Sustainable Development Awards. The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia awards recognise the importance of integrating sustainability...
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Otjiningua village is set in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy, along the Kunene River, Namibia’s northern border with Angola. It is roughly 325 km from Opuwo, the nearest town – and will soon finally have its own clinic! Containers for the Otjinungua Clinic en route from Walvis Bay to Opuwo Comprised of converted shipping containers, the...
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