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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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Having visited Sinde Village and Twabuka Primary School on a trip with Wilderness Safaris Zambia over a year ago, Olivia Kearns felt inspired to get involved and see if she could help. With guidance and support from her family, Olivia took the initiative to use her 16th birthday to raise funds for Sinde Village in...
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Last week, CITW Zambezi undertook a menstrual hygiene training session with the girls at Mosi-oa-Tunya High School in Victoria Falls, following a distribution of Days for Girls reusable sanitary pads a few weeks ago. A social worker accompanied us to the school and had the girls in stitches as she explained the menstrual cycle and...
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Students and teachers at Lesedi Primary School just outside Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe recently received a consignment of curriculum textbooks thanks to Grand Circle Foundation (GCF). Lesedi received a total of 167 textbooks, including English, Mathematics, and Science and Technology for Grades 1 – 5. Lesedi Primary Textbook Distribution – Zimbabwe Full of smiles and...
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US-based The Traveling School offers teenage girls between 15 and 18 the opportunity to explore the world and learn about themselves through academic, physical, and cultural challenges. Sixteen motivated young women and four inspiring teachers travel to a unique region of the globe for 15 weeks. Students earn full credit, immerse themselves in new cultures,...
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The Simson Eco-Mentor training took place at Ngwakwana High School in Simson village from 18 to 19 October where 22 participants drawn from the school and the community attended. Bongani Baloyi conducted the training, with the assistance of Portia Phokela (our local Programme Liaison in Simson Village, Limpopo Province). The following was covered in the...
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