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Zambia
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, has embarked on a mission to support rural communities in the Zambezi region, through the provision of food relief, hygiene products as well as educational assistance in the form of student allowances. Valued at USD31 600, the support has impacted...
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Now based in Rwanda as Wilderness Safaris’ Operations Manager, and CITW Programme Co-ordinator for the region, Ingrid shares some happy memories of a CITW annual camp held at Kapinga Camp in Kafue’s Busanga Plains. “The camp was supposed to take place at Shumba,” says Ing, “but due to last minute logistics we shifted it to...
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750 Grade 7, 9, and 12 students in five of our Livingstone schools, Have been given a face mask, making them look very cool. Now that examination classes are back to the grind, Students must have a face mask so that they don’t fall behind.  The less learning time lost, the more opportunity students have...
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At a glance, this infographic provides an illuminating overview of the impact the Tour’s fundraising has on the Children in the Wilderness programme! Thank you to the riders, sponsors, donors and volunteers – without you none of it is possible!
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Regional Programme Coordinator Ingrid Baas, now running our Rwanda programme, recalls her third year of running camps for the CITW Zambia children… After cutting our teeth on our first CITW camps in Zambia in 2007 and in 2008, we now had a good system going, with an amazing team of staff who were all eager...
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Here’s another marvellously nostalgic look back at a CITW annual camp – this one at Kalamu Camp in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, in 2012. “Kalamu in South Luangwa is such a magical place. For me, it brought back memories of when Rob and I started our hospitality careers, as our first job was assisting...
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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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Ingrid Baas is Rwanda’s CITW Programme Coordinator and Wilderness Safaris Operations Manager. In 2008 she was Camp Manager at then-Wilderness Safaris Lunga River Lodge in Zambia’s Kafue National Park in Zambia, and coordinated the annual CITW camp that year. “My second CITW camp was pretty intense, I realised it was a bit different to actually...
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Born and bred in the Netherlands, Wilderness Safaris Rwanda Operations Manager and CITW Programme Coordinator, Ingrid and her husband Rob Baas share a passion for travel. One of the first countries they travelled to in Africa was Zambia, and after quickly falling in love with the country, their hospitality careers began in 2007 with Wilderness...
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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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