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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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Three rural schools with which CITW Zambezi works in Zambia are the first to receive solar lights from the Bourke Family Foundation’s Lights for Literacy initiative in this year’s distribution. Lupani Primary, Simoonga Thandizani Trust and Twabuka Community Schools were the recipient schools of last week’s distribution. Due to the rural location that these schools...
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Out now, Eco-Stars is an annual Children in the Wilderness publication, providing readers with an overview of the programme, and the opportunity to meet some of its Eco-Stars and learn more about their regional successes. In this, our fourth edition of Eco-Stars, we bring you snippets from our programmes across the regions, some updates on...
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Recently, 32 students and four teachers from Kabulwebulwe, Mapoko, Jifumpa, and Kamakechi primary schools near Kafue National Park in Zambia were treated to a day trip into the national park. As the schools are located far away from each other, Kabulwebulwe and Mapoko visited Lufupa River and Lufupa Tented Camps, and students from Jifumpa and...
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Children in the Wilderness Zambezi, recently hosted a large group of travellers representing various Ford dealerships around Australia. Part of the group’s visit included spending time giving back to a school/community in Zambia, thus CITW planned two full mornings for the guests with worthwhile and meaningful activities including building, talking and reading to orphans, planting...
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Over halfway through Term 2, the Eco-Clubs in the Zambezi Region are well into their lessons. We spent an afternoon last week with the Eco-Club at Lupani Primary School in Kazungula, Zambia, where the lesson for the week was on litter. Sitting outside in the shade of a tree, students had brought benches from a...
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Saleesha and Tricia, from New York, have been travelling around southern Africa and wanted to donate to a school in need. Preferring to give their donations in person, Saleesha found our website and enquired as to whether this would be possible. As they were staying in Livingstone, Zambia, and had some time before departing for...
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The ability to read and write is the foundation on which all education rests, and here at Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi we have noticed a clear deterioration in the number of literate students progressing to the older grades. This decrease is largely due to the limited support lower grade teachers receive, as older...
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Meet the Children in the Wilderness team! Last week we gathered at the Rivonia offices we share withWilderness Safaris for our annual regional workshop.  Three super energising days later saw the regional coordinators heading back to their respective countries to implement the life-changing plans and projects they finalised.  The Children in the Wilderness Team Back L...
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With the Eco-Clubs off to a great start in Term 2 here in the Zambezi Region, we also wanted to ensure that students are mindful of keeping their environment litter-free. As the term began, we asked all teachers to undertake litter collection within and around their schools. Eco-Mentors took charge of this with much enthusiasm,...
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