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2003 – 2006 Children in the Wilderness Malawi was established in 2003. It started with a camp programme, and hosted 10 children from the SOS Village in Lilongwe. A five-night/six-day camp was held at Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park, in the southern region of Malawi. It was full of fun, unstructured environmental education, mainly...
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Bobirwa, Botswana Thabiso Tsheole, Lentswe Le Moriti Village | Mogomotsi ‘Goms’ Ramofi, Motlhabaneng Village Thabiso and Goms are good friends and their journeys are closely linked. Goms attended CITW camps in December 2011 and 2012, and Thabiso in December 2012. The young men reconnected with Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie in 2018 to volunteer their...
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It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we announce the Adult Community Literacy Programme at Jabulani Primary School, with reading materials thanks to Judith’s Reading Room.  Teenagers and adults from the community with all levels of reading ability are welcome to join this programme, and meetings take place in the evenings when the school...
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At the end of October, and into early November, the 300 ‘Changing the Lens on Conservation’ participants from 15 primary schools across three CITW zones underwent special skills training for basic interview techniques, in line with their environmental story-writing project. After the children had acquired basic interview techniques, CITW organised interview sessions, where local environmental...
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In June of this year humanitarian, Anton Poplett travelled to Botswana’s Bobirwa District to conduct eye tests on the children at our partner schools, as well as some teachers and adults, and dispense spectacles where applicable. We are thrilled to share a few of the children’s success stories after receiving their eyeglasses. Omaatla is a...
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Thanks to a generous donation of USD2 400 from Bisate guests, CITW Rwanda has been able to support the Brave Youth Forever Group, which operates in Bisate village. The group comprises young volunteers who are active in the area. The funds will be used to support a chicken project, which includes 200 chickens, all materials...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) South Africa’s long-standing relationship with Different.Org could not be more appreciated than right now, as the fundraising organisation rolls out another impactful campaign for its Makuleke and Simson partner communities in Limpopo Province. In the recent past, Different.Org’s indefatigable Ryan Sobey has driven projects to raise funds for… A complete...
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The Zambezi CITW team was very busy last week, carrying out the final distribution for 2021 to schools in the Tsholotsho region outside the Wilderness Safaris’ areas in Hwange National Park.  Seven tonnes of donations were taken down, and we travelled in a convoy of four vehicles. Donations were dropped off at two central schools...
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After changing the outlook of hundreds of CITW children in Botswana’s Bobirwa region earlier this year, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his eye-testing team set their sights on assisting students and staff at several CITW and Painted Dog Conservation partner schools around Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Anton picks up the story… Heading out from Cape Town...
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Over three days in late September 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett of 4x4OutFar, and his Global Vision team, in partnership with Children in the Wilderness (CITW), visited six of the schools in the Tsholotsho region that we work with, to carry out eye-test screening for students between the ages of 10 and 14 years.  There are...
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