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Namibia
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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At CITW Namibia’s annual Eco-Club camp held at Desert Rhino Camp, the children had a fascinating practical lesson on the topic of Namibia’s biodiversity and eco-systems. They were given material to prepare a map of Namibia showcasing the country’s varied topography. The campers were excited about their task and everyone in the teams had something...
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Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CITW is supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas....
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CITW plans on launching a new Eco-Club, and Rev. P.A Schmidt, a primary school in Maltahohe, was identified as a potential partner. Maltahohe is a village in southern Namibia, in an area close to the Wilderness Safaris camps on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve at Sossusvlei. CITW Namibia’s Programme Coordinator Agnes Tjirare, and Administrative Assistant Juliet...
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Reflex Mbomboro, star student from Braunfels Agriculture High School, sent us this heartwarming thank-you: “It’s my greatest pleasure and heartfelt gratitude that I may write this letter to you. “My name is Reflex Mbomboro, aged 19 years from Sesfontein village up in Kunene Region. I was a student at Braunfels Agriculture High School from 2015-2019. ...
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On the 2019 Namibia annual camp at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp (DRC) we discovered that Kaveumana from Otjinungua Mobile School and Newman from Elias Amaxab Combined School had very interesting connections to Wilderness Safaris. Tjimbiru Kaveumana is a 15-year-old girl in Grade 4 who hails from the Marienfluss Conservancy; she has attended CITW camps...
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Our Namibia Community Engagement Administrator Agnes and CITW Admin Assistant Juliet are excited and very proud to introduce their new CITW Donation Drum, created and installed at the Wilderness Safaris Windhoek office this week. “The transformation of the drum was a lot of fun indeed, with hidden artistic talents discovered”, says Agnes. It was an...
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Out now, Eco-Stars is an annual Children in the Wilderness publication, providing readers with an overview of the programme, and the opportunity to meet some of its Eco-Stars and learn more about their regional successes. In this, our fourth edition of Eco-Stars, we bring you snippets from our programmes across the regions, some updates on...
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This month I had an incredible opportunity to join the CITW Namibia Team on their annual camps.  Over eight days, 47 amazing children from three schools were hosted at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, located in the Palmwag Concession.  The whole environment was just extraordinary.  The children were warmly welcomed with song and dance by...
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An update from Kirsty van der Want from our CITW Namibia annual camp at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, where just one of the lessons the children have is on the fascinating, endemic welwitschia, the country’s national plant. Children arrive in campLearning about welwitschiaDamaraland skyDesert-adapted black rhino They also had a thrilling walk to see Critically...
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