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March is an important time for our planet. Not only do we mark World Wildlife Day on 3 March, and Global Recycling Day on 18 March, we observe World Water Day on 22 March as well as Earth Hour on 27 March. This year’s World Wildlife Day focused on Forests and Livelihoods; Sustaining People and...
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We are thrilled to announce that Agnes Tjirare, CITW Namibia, and Aline Umutoni, CITW Rwanda, have been listed among the Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders list! The panel received 565 nominations from 425 youth organisations and networks, which underwent a rigorous judging and verification process. “Congratulations Agnes and Aline, we are so proud of...
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Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Safaris Rwanda’s Conservation Heroes support for the Gishwati communities resumed this month, with another distribution of food and essentials parcels to the most disadvantaged families in the area. This COVID-19 relief campaign started in Rwanda in April 2020, and continued for four months, initially assisting the five villages surrounding...
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A US family who stayed at Wilderness Safaris Magashi over Christmas 2020 decided that instead of having presents for themselves under the Magashi Christmas tree, they would like to donate backpacks full of school supplies to Akayange Primary School. Could Children in the Wilderness help them to organise this? Yes of course, with pleasure! The...
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After successfully planting trees at Gisunzu Primary School, close to Gishwati Forest, last week CITW Rwanda concentrated its reforestation focus on Bisate Primary and Secondary schools. At the primary school, teachers and learners from our CITW Eco-Club planted a total of 65 trees, while at the secondary school students from the CITW YES Club (who...
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On Friday afternoon all 64 CITW Eco-Club learners and their six teachers from the Gisunzu Primary School, near Gishwati-Mukura National Park, had the opportunity to plant an indigenous tree, kindly donated by the agronomists at Bisate Lodge. The trees were planted on the school grounds, and all the children and teachers have promised to look...
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Bisate Secondary School has a total of 614 students. Through generous donations from Bisate Lodge guests, Children in the Wilderness has been able to supply the school with 99 new desks. The Bisate community committee requested this support as the school was short of these desks to meet the minimum requirements. The desks were made...
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After a request from the Gishwati community committee to Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Safaris Rwanda, and thanks to generous donations from Wilderness Safaris’ guests, we were able to assist Gisunzu Primary School and the surrounding community with a special chicken egg-farming project at the start of this year. In the villages close to...
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The last few days of 2020 have been particularly exciting for Akayange and Kayange villages, as well as Akayange Primary School. With the help of a generous donation from a Wilderness Safaris Rwanda guest, we have been able to install a solar borehole to provide water to 280 households consisting of more than 1 400...
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Great news this month for our Children in the Wilderness programme in Rwanda is that the schools are open, and the students have returned, after a closure of more than seven months due to COVID-19. This means that the 80 students at Bisate Secondary School, who are sponsored with a scholarship through generous contributions from...
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