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Namibia
CITW Namibia Programme and Community Coordinator, Agnes Tjirare reports that at Warmquelle Primary School, children from in and around the community have been making use of the CITW/Kickin’ Back-donated Resource Centre, and have been borrowing English and Maths books for home schooling. School Principal Mr Mbomboro was pleased to share that some children have also...
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A COVID-Relief challenge in the most remote corners of Namibia has been the implementation of frequent hand-washing. Mr Opuvaro Katundu, the Head of Department of all the mobile schools around Opuwo, led an initiative, accompanied by Health Extension workers, to build Tippy Taps at water-collection points and households as far north as the Mariennfluss Conservancy...
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Elias Amxab Combined School Upgrades Mrs Karutjaiva, the principal at the school, used the COVID lockdown time to gather community members and learners to mend the school fence. It took them three days to complete; they also built Tippy Taps for each classroom, as well as for the school entrances. In addition, she sourced a...
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Agnes reports back after checking in with a number of Namibian communities while their schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We visited various homes randomly to see how parents were making use of the school booklets learners received to study at home. We were pleased to see that parents were allocating study time for...
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Wilderness Safaris Namibia has donated 250 outdated, unused uniforms for the Warmquelle and De Riet communities to make face masks. The masks will be provided to the De Riet Kindergarten, Jacob Basson Combined School and Warmquelle Primary School.     The De Riet community welcomed the gesture with excitement and they are all ready to produce...
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Lena Florry is Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s Area Manager for Damaraland, Desert Rhino Camp and Doro Nawas, and a member of the Torra Conservancy, with whom Damaraland Camp has a pioneering ecotourism partnership. As part of its ongoing mitigation of human-wildlife conflict (HWC) in north-west Namibia, the company, through its sustainability fund, donated a lion-proof kraal,...
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At a glance, this infographic provides an illuminating overview of the impact the Tour’s fundraising has on the Children in the Wilderness programme! Thank you to the riders, sponsors, donors and volunteers – without you none of it is possible!
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Our vision at Children in the Wilderness is to support sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.   Our educational programme includes aspects of environmental education and life skills development, as we believe that both of these are crucial in forging an enduring path for informed, dedicated and passionate next-generation leaders...
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Peter van Kets is one of the world’s top professional endurance adventurers, a conservationist, an international keynote- and inspirational speaker, a husband and a father.  He is also a CITW Ambassador, raising awareness for CITW to the various audiences he addresses around the world. Last week Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson organised for Peter to host...
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“While exploring my garden in Johannesburg, South Africa, I discovered this exquisite little creature, the caterpillar of a death’s-head hawkmoth”, writes Programme Trainer, Kirsty van der Want. Immediately I felt an excitement starting to brew up inside me, as my last encounter with a hawkmoth caterpillar (although a separate species) was during a CITW Eco-Mentor...
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