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With tourists still unable to travel to Rwanda, community members are feeling the impact through the decline in available jobs in the lodges surrounding Volcanoes National Park, including, for example, casual work as a porter for gorilla trekking, sales in arts and crafts, and produce supplied to lodges. With donations from guests who have previously...
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Our vision at Children in the Wilderness is to support sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.   Our educational programme includes aspects of environmental education and life skills development, as we believe that both of these are crucial in forging an enduring path for informed, dedicated and passionate next-generation leaders...
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Peter van Kets is one of the world’s top professional endurance adventurers, a conservationist, an international keynote- and inspirational speaker, a husband and a father.  He is also a CITW Ambassador, raising awareness for CITW to the various audiences he addresses around the world. Last week Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson organised for Peter to host...
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As part of South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown regulations, it will be mandatory to wear a fabric mask in public from 1 May, 2020. The video has templates for three sizes Regional Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson has shared her tips, and a very useful video, for making your own washable, reusable face masks by hand....
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“When we heal the world, we heal ourselves” – David Orr Eco-Club campers in Hwange International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and all the things we need to survive. Eco-Club campers creating a map depicting the ecosystems of Namibia It...
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) has put some 50 million jobs in the global travel and tourism sector at risk, and in Rwanda we are acutely aware of the enormous impact this is having on businesses, personal lives and local communities. With no tourists travelling in the country, community members are feeling the impact through a decline...
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The littlest Eco-warriors involved in our CITW programme are learning the three steps necessary to make the world a better place. 1. Be SAFE (and keep your hands clean)2. Be SMART (and keep yourself informed)3. Be KIND (and care for others) Particularly relevant at the moment is Point 1: to encourage hygiene and for the...
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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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