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Children in the Wilderness aims to increase rural children’s understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of natural environments, as well as to encourage them by demonstrating the opportunities that exist for them. The programme is designed to increase self-esteem, teach new skills and impart knowledge to our children. Enjoy these magical moments from our...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Clubs have been operating since 2003. Our Eco-Clubs take place weekly at the rural primary schools with whom we’ve partnered. These one-hour sessions follow a structured curriculum, giving all learners who are interested in the environment a chance to meet, learn, discuss and expand their knowledge of environmental issues. We...
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Read CITW Zimbabwe’s Community Sustainability and Evaluation Trainer, Sarah Adams’s wonderful write-up on the pilot distribution project of Eco-Club curriculum books’ to our schools in Zimbabwe. With the April holidays drawing to a close and the start of the second term on the horizon, our team was making sure that the Eco-Club programme would be...
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On Wednesday 01/06/2016 Shearwater Café, located on the bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe, kindly played host to the first ever Cross Border CITW Eco-Club debate on Reforestation. As reforestation is one of the projects for the Zambezi Eco-Clubs this year, the teams were discussing whether the trees being planted should only be indigenous (Zambia) or...
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Children in the Wilderness South Africa has started a new fund-raising activity with our partners, Different.org, to raise funds to train 20 Eco-Mentors in South Africa, impacting 300 learners directly and another 3000 indirectly.  The Children in the Wilderness programme is based on a foundation of Eco-Clubs. The focus of the Eco-Clubs is on teaching children...
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Children in the Wilderness Zimbabwe has been working closely with Jabulani Primary School since 2012 and has been instrumental in its growth. Feedback from the teachers confirmed that access to on-site, rent free housing would incentivise them to stay at the school and this was a vital component for long-term development and sustainability of the...
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A kindergarden in De-Riet was officially opened on the 20 January 2016. One of the old buildings at De-Riet called ‘Die Winkel’ was renovated by community members who worked tirelessly on the site while stakeholders such as Wilderness Safaris and their partners, the Torra Conservancy supplied materials and meals. The building consists of one main hall that...
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Hot off the press, this upbeat magazine encapsulates everything that Children in the Wilderness is about and introduces you to the fabulous people behind the scenes, from our tireless team and the dedicated and caring Eco-Mentors to the gifted children themselves – our Eco-Stars. Printed copies of the magazine will be available in Wilderness Safaris...
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In April 2015 The Mike Bikes Foundation donated 24 bicycles and cycling gear to CITW Eco-Clubs in Botswana (see Quarter Two 2015 newsletter for more information on the handover). As transport in the villages is a challenge, bicycles are an ecologically and financially sustainable vehicle that will provide positive change in the lives of children...
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