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Rwanda
Thanks to generous donations from guests of Wilderness Bisate and Wilderness Magashi, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) and Wilderness Rwanda teams were able to complete four projects this month, directly benefiting the villages and schools in the Bisate and Gishwati areas. As usual in Rwanda, the projects were selected and managed by the Community...
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Eighty young learners from four schools in Rwanda’s Kinigi area were hosted on two tremendously successful Conservation Camps last week. From Monday 25 through Saturday 30 July 2022, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda, in partnership with Conservation Heritage-Turambe, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Muhisimbi Youth in Conservation, ran the workshops. © Conservation...
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We are thrilled to advise that from Monday 25 July through Saturday 30 July. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda will be running a conservation camp for a total of 80 P6 students. The children are all members of the Environmental Clubs at four schools in the Kinigi area: Bisate, Kabara, Rushubi and Kabwende primary...
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The Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association (SACOLA) is a community-based non-profit located in Kinigi, in Rwanda’s famous Musanze District, near Volcanoes National Park.  SACOLA was formed in 2004 by communities living in this area in northern Rwanda. The association is primarily geared to the conservation and support of the Park and surrounding population, initiating development activities...
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The Rwandan school year closes in July, with the new year’s first term scheduled to start in September. For the 110 secondary school students in Rwanda who are sponsored with a Children in the Wilderness scholarship covering their school fees, uniforms and lesson materials for the duration of their six years of schooling, this means...
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In Rwanda ‘Mutuelle’ refers to Mutuelle de Santé, a community-based health insurance. It is a medical scheme especially developed to cover medical costs for poor families and vulnerable groups. A premium is paid once a year in June to ensure medical health care for people who are not covered via an employer or private scheme....
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We would like to thank Mother Bear Project founder Amy Berman, and all the knitters and crocheters, for sending a much-appreciated shipment of their amazing and cute bears to Rwanda. We are very proud that these are the first Mother Bears to reach Rwanda, after some 184 000 bears have been sent to Africa over the...
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To celebrate, motivate and empower the amazing Eco-Mentors at Children in the Wilderness’ (CITW) six partner schools in Rwanda, a special get-together and workshop was organised for the programme’s 18 teachers and school leaders. On Friday 15 April, the teachers travelled from their respective areas (as long as six hours by bus) to Kigali. The...
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How many little rays of sunshine do you see! In March 2022 the CITW Rwanda team distributed t-shirts to all 184 students at our partner school Eco-Clubs, i.e. Bisate, Gisunzu and Akayange primary schools. Bisate Primary SchoolGisunzu Primary SchoolAkayange Primary School In addition to these children, the 110 students who are supported with a CITW...
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Since the start of the school year in October 2021, Bisate Primary School has been providing meals to all of the 1 500 learners enrolled at the school. An initiative from the Rwandan government to motivate learners to attend school and not skip any school days, the feeding programme has proved to be a big...
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