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Namibia
Since the start of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness (CITW), have continued to provide crucial support to rural Namibian communities through educational assistance, the provision of Tippy Taps in remote regions and reusable face mask materials. In addition, food parcel deliveries are providing relief to our five partner conservancies namely Doro Nawas,...
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The WWF is calling African youth to share their conservation success stories in order to inspire and tell the world how African youth are shifting from business as usual and are taking action to protect African ecosystems and the people who depend on them. From their website: As part of a commitment to strive toward...
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“The more that you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” – Dr Seuss Reading corner at St Mary’s School, Zimbabwe Each year on September 8th we observe the UNESCO-initiated International Literacy Day, to raise awareness around the issues of adult and child literacy. Literacy workshop...
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As one of the 4Cs of our business philosophy, we celebrate our Culture every day in our organisation. However, the last Friday of August marks our extra special annual celebration of Wilderness Safaris Heritage Day. While we were apart this year due to COVID-19, our regions went all out to showcase our beautiful cultures and...
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Supporting our communities has never been as critical as today, and one such person is Agnes Tjirare, Namibia’s CITW and Culture Coordinator in Namibia. Agnes has been involved in either driving and coordinating, or visiting and reporting on, a number of projects alongside governmental partners and others, to keep the “the wolf from the door”...
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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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