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In Rwanda all our students in school Environmental or Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Clubs write a CHEAKS (Children’s Environmental Attitude and Knowledge Scale) test at the start and end of their school year. The test is fun for the children to do, and it gives us as the CITW team a good indication of...
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Wilderness Rwanda’s impact initiatives are hard at work in the area around Gishwati-Mukura National Park, where, in addition to a burgeoning reforestation project, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is partnered with Gisunzu Primary School and Kinihira Secondary School. The last term of the school year is in full swing at both schools, and our CITW...
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The Empower pillar of Wilderness’ Impact strategy is the primary driver of its community partnerships, one of which is between Wilderness Sabyinyo and the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association (SACOLA) in Rwanda. They recently launched a transformative housing project benefiting villages in the Nyange and Kinigi sectors near the country’s famed Volcanoes National Park. In total...
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The last term of the Rwandan school year is in full swing, and during May our Children in the Wilderness Rwanda (CITW) representatives Aline Umutoni and Jean Damascene Nkuriragenda visited many of our CITW Scholarship Programme students who attend boarding schools all over the country. The scholarship sponsorships cover the full tuition and other expenses...
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In May our Children in the Wilderness Rwanda (CITW) representatives Aline Umutoni and Jean Damascene Nkuriragenda visited Akayange Primary and Rwabiharamba Secondary schools outside Akagera National Park to spend time with the students and the teachers. The last term of the school year is in full swing with our Environmental Clubs meeting every Wednesday afternoon....
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Wednesday the 15th of May 2024 was a day of joy and excitement for the Nyange and Kinigi sectors, both situated close to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Wilderness Sabyinyo. Pierre Celestin, SACOLA Chairman assisted by Eric Dushime, Sabyinyo GM, open the first tap The occasion was the launch of a RWF 100 million (close to USD...
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One of Wilderness Rwanda’s most recent “Empower” initiatives, as part of its core Impact strategy, are the Wilderness Sabyinyo-supported village kitchen gardens established in the Kinigi Sector of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park area. The gardens are proving a great success, and recently hosted an important visitor. Through the kind donations of guests visiting Wilderness Sabyinyo,...
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This month, SACOLA (the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association), in its ongoing commitment to fight malnutrition and promote sustainable practices in the area around Volcanoes National Park, undertook a significant initiative – to donate passion fruit plants to communities in the Kinigi and Nyange sectors. An impressive 8,000 passion fruit plants were donated to 3,750 students...
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On Monday the 15th of April, Term 3 of the 2023-24 school year started at all the public schools in Rwanda. Wilderness Rwanda’s Children in the Wilderness (CITW) scholarship programme currently sponsors a total of 177 students for six years of schooling – at Bisate Secondary School near Wilderness Bisate, Rwabiharamba Secondary School in the...
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The Tuzamurane Co-operative was established when the construction of Wilderness Bisate started. Since then, a strong bond has been forged through numerous mutually beneficial activities between Bisate and the Co-operative. The Tuzamurane Co-operative assists Bisate with the necessary manpower for its reforestation project, members supply fresh produce from their surrounding farms, and through guest donations,...
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