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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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Lupani Primary School, located 70 kilometres from Livingstone in Zambia, has just completed their borehole works. Thanks to funding from CITW Zambezi, the hand pump at the school borehole has been replaced with a solar pump. A 5 000 litre water tank, as well as a 2 500 litre water tank that the school had...
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Last week, CITW Zambezi undertook another distribution of solar lights to rural schools surrounding Livingstone, Zambia. Loading as many lights as we could in the back of our car, we made several trips out to some of the more remote primary and secondary schools. On arrival, we were warmly greeted by teachers who welcomed us...
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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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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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