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Rwanda
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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Aline Umutoni, Wilderness Safaris Community and Nature Guide at Bisate Lodge, Rwanda, won the Unsung Hero Award at the PURE travel show in Marrakesh. Aline is very involved in the Children in the Wilderness Programme at Bisate Primary School. We are so proud of you, Aline! An excerpt from the award nomination: Aline’s in-depth knowledge...
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Wilderness Safaris and Olympus are using their high-end services and combined passion for wildlife photography to ensure the ongoing conservation of Africa’s remote wilderness areas, while contributing to the empowerment of local people through conservation education. The two main elements of the partnership are focused on enhancing photographic skills for interested guests and guides in...
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Read these touching Thank You letters from our Scholarship Students at Bisate Primary School in Rwanda, thanking their sponsors for the opportunity to complete their schooling. Thank You Letter from Nshutiyimana Aime Desire – RwandaRead more Thank You Letter from Nibishaka Jackson – RwandaRead more Thank You Letter from Mutuyimana Chance – RwandaRead more Thank...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) in partnership with Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Muhisimbi Voice of Youth and Conservation Heritage Turambe, organized the very first Conservation Camp in the Volcanoes National Park area in Rwanda. The Conservation Camp 2019 hosted 40 children from the environmental clubs of four schools (including Bisate Primary School, with which...
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At Bisate Primary School the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Clubs are fortunate to have the best Eco-Mentor that children could wish for! Since we are so proud of the progress that the Eco-Clubs have made over the last months, we would like all of you to meet our Eco-Mentor star! ~~~~~ “I am Jean...
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