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Namibia
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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As part of South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown regulations, it will be mandatory to wear a fabric mask in public from 1 May, 2020. The video has templates for three sizes Regional Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson has shared her tips, and a very useful video, for making your own washable, reusable face masks by hand....
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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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Recently, CITW Namibia Eco-Mentors had the good fortune of meeting one of our CITW Namibia board members, geologist and President of Women in Mining Namibia, Ms Zenzi Awases. The mentors greatly benefited from meeting Zenzi and gaining insight into her profession, as well as how the mining and conservation sectors are interlinked. Zenzi confirmed that...
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“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not”. ~ Dr Seuss – The Lorax Children in the Wilderness aims to inspire and empower our children to take responsibility for their future as well as our shared natural heritage. Connecting with nature in the Daan Viljoen Nature...
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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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A champion of CITW Namibia, Zambian-born Jack grew up in Ndola in the Copperbelt Province, before he moved to Namibia in 1993, when his dad started working for the Namibian government. After completing his secondary education at Centaurus High School in Windhoek, he went on to study at the University of Namibia, earning a Bachelor...
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We just love the “Where are they now” stories that inevitably emerge on our annual camps. Desert Rhino Camp’s Edison Gevin Awarab has one such inspirational story. He joined CITW in 2005 as a camper, and it was on that particular camp that he learned to care for the environment in a sustainable way, and...
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