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As part of its ongoing support of the five villages surrounding Bisate Lodge, on 19 June Wilderness Safaris Rwanda conducted a third distribution of essential supplies to 634 people and 158 families. Valued at over USD2 000, 3.5 tons of dry goods were handed over to grateful community members at Bisate Primary School. The company...
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Tshwaragano Primary School is home to Fern Brasem’s Children in the Wilderness urban Eco-Club in Gaborone. “They appealed to me with a wish list of items to help them welcome the rest of the children back to school (there are over 1 000 precious souls in this school)”, says Fern. “I called a local company...
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Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie arranged a donation from CITW of a “no touch” foot-pumped hand sanitiser dispenser for the central area/entrance for each school in the cluster, including Gobojango JSS and Mathathane – Badale JSS. MabolweBadale Tanya noted that each school already has six thermometers per school donated by Steve and Maggie Lansdown, but...
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In the face of these challenging times, Wilderness Safaris Botswana, together with the Botswana government, community leaders and a handful of generous donors, have made it possible to bring tremendous relief to rural communities affected by COVID-19. Having been reliant on ecotourism, these villages are facing a tough financial reality, with food shortages increasingly prevalent....
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Regional Programme Coordinator Ingrid Baas, now running our Rwanda programme, recalls her third year of running camps for the CITW Zambia children… After cutting our teeth on our first CITW camps in Zambia in 2007 and in 2008, we now had a good system going, with an amazing team of staff who were all eager...
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As well as being a founder Tour de Kruger rider, Nedbank Tour de Tuli stalwart Miles Crisp is a former CITW Board member and long-standing – and greatly appreciated – supporter of our programme. He has in fact been a social mountain-biker for almost twenty-five years, and has always loved the freedom that his bike...
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Being part of the volunteer team on the Nedbank Tour de Tuli is certainly an honour and privilege. I enjoy coming back each year, as the Tour gives me the opportunity to be part of a network of people who are dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives – not only for the riders,...
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CITW Zambezi has started distributing reusable face masks, and have so far donated to the following entities around Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Old People’s HomeZimbabwe Immigration (for town office, two border posts, and the airport)Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management AuthorityVictoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit All those who received masks were so grateful and excited at the...
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During this lesson held in May, Eco-Club members learned about the importance of forests and were encouraged to take part in the reforestation of their communities. The children filled pots in readiness for sowing tree seeds for the next growing season. “Growing together with my forest” is the motto for the Nanthomba Eco-Club children. Every...
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From 13-16 May CITW Malawi, with support from Ian Strange of the UK, organised special lessons for Eco-Club children from around Liwonde National Park. In total over 80 children and 20 youth, along with nine Eco-Mentors and teachers from eight Eco-Clubs, participated at their respective Eco-Club centres. The events launched special Eco-Club lessons to assure...
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