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Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CITW is supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas....
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Children in the Wilderness Rwanda has awarded 80 six-year scholarships, valued at USD120 000, to learners at Bisate Secondary School. Provided by Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge guests, the scholarships will cover school fees, books and uniforms costs for the full duration of their secondary school education. “An integral part of our CITW programme is providing...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda has already made great strides into the new decade. Building on the two highly successful Eco-Clubs – hosting a total of 60 learners at Bisate Primary School, and a scholarship programme for eight students from Bisate Secondary School – 2020 brings exciting new school partnerships, new Eco-Clubs, a YES...
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With generous donations from Bisate Lodge guests, Wilderness Safaris Rwanda – in partnership with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (The Fossey Fund) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) – has rehabilitated the existing water infrastructure at Bunyenyeri and Bushokoro. The communities are situated close to Bisate Lodge and Bisate Primary School in Rwanda’s Musanze District....
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Out now, Eco-Stars is an annual Children in the Wilderness publication, providing readers with an overview of the programme, and the opportunity to meet some of its Eco-Stars and learn more about their regional successes. In this, our fourth edition of Eco-Stars, we bring you snippets from our programmes across the regions, some updates on...
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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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With the help of very kind donations from guests visiting Bisate Lodge, Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, is rehabilitating the existing water infrastructure at Bunyenyeri and Bushokoro, both situated close to Bisate Lodge and Bisate Primary School in the Bisoke Cell, Kinigi Sector, Musanze District. This involves constructing new...
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Rwanda Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Regional Coordinators Aline Umutoni and Ingrid Baas visited Akayange Primary School situated just outside Akagera National Park’s North Gate in late September. From Wilderness Safaris Magashi Camp, this is the first school guests see when travelling outside the Park. After a meeting with Headmaster Emmanuel Kanyarutoki, everyone agreed that...
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Aline Umutoni’s deep commitment to conservation and community empowerment has taken her from strength to strength, and motivated her to positively contribute to the lives of many. In September 2019, she was promoted to Wilderness Safaris Rwanda – Children in the Wilderness (CITW) and Community Coordinator, which will give her the ideal platform to continue...
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Bisate Primary School in Rwanda celebrated World Elephant Day in August – look at these happy, smiley faces, and gorgeous elephant drawing.
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