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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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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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Insight and inspiration from Rebecca Rothney, founder of the life-changing Pack for a Purpose organisation… Wilderness Safaris states on their website, “Everything we do is aimed at creating journeys that change lives and inspire positive action.” This is certainly true for my husband and me. In 2002 we had the pleasure of going on our...
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January 2020 – Children in the Wilderness (CITW) recently announced that the 2018 Nedbank Tour de Tuli promotional video has won the Best South African Film in Sports Tourism category at the International Tourism Film Festival Africa awards.   “We are delighted to have won this award at the first International Tourism Film Festival Africa...
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Children in the Wilderness Zambezi held its annual camp for students from the Tsholotsho region, south of Hwange National Park, at Davison’s Camp this past week. The CITW Zambezi team, together with Avias, the manager at Davison’s, and his team, hosted 32 Grade 6 students from Ngamo, Ziga, Kapane, Jakalasi, and Mpindo Primary Schools for...
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In August 2018 we introduced you to the Tsholotsho Women’s War on Plastic income-generating project. Read this heart-warming story here. Victoria Falls-based African Ant-ics support the Tsholotsho women’s group, purchasing their beautiful woven basketware to sell on to an international audience. Their products are ideal for use in the hospitality industry, and a lot of...
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Writing and photos by Angelica Mills Children in the Wilderness Bobirwa operates within the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) hosted another successful back-to-back series of Eco-Club camps at Serolo Camp in Tuli Wilderness. Tuli Wilderness kindly donated one week of accommodation, from 27 September – 5 October 2019, for the CITW...
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Tracey Mabasa is a CITW Eco-Club member from the Makuleke community who graduated from high school in 2017 with six distinctions (alongside Destiny, our future pilot)! Tracey as a young CITW Camper She has entered the NYM Cultural Youth Awards with her entertaining visual poem, which our coordinator for the region, Bongani Bongs Baloyi, translated...
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Written by Lisa Witherden Janet Wilkinson (CITW Programme Manager) and Lisa Witherden (CITW Environmental Education Resource Developer) headed for Rwanda at the end of October to run Eco-Mentor Training in the region. Our wonderful Rwandan Team – Ingrid Baas (CITW Programme Coordinator) and Aline Umutoni (CITW Community Coordinator) – organised the week of training that...
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The CITW Zambezi team spent the week in Livingstone, Zambia, last week, delivering Books for Africa reading and textbooks to schools in the region. This is the first time that Zambia has had a Books for Africa donation. This is hugely exciting and we are honoured to have been able to deliver over 400 boxes...
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