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Zimbabwe
Since launching in Botswana in 2001, Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), has impacted the lives of over 10 000 children in seven African countries through a range of environmental and life skills educational programmes, with many alumni later joining the ecotourism industry in adult life. Working in partnership with many of...
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A pair of shoes can change everything. For many children at Ngamo Primary School, in rural Zimbabwe, a pair of shoes is essential to getting to school every day. Through hot, dense sand, children will often need to walk a 10km round trip from home each day.  Torn and either too big or too small,...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW), organiser and beneficiary of the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli multi-stage mountain bike event, is proud to celebrate the success of its 14th Tour. This is its 11th year of riding through the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area, where 275 riders, aged between 25 and 75, cycled across more than 250 km...
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Written by Kate Collins – Wilderness Safaris Copywriter, Blog and Instagram Manager “It all starts with a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Club.” That’s how Sue Goatley (Zambezi Region Community Development Liaison and CITW Programme Coordinator) describes the day-to-day buzz that’s rippling through rural communities bordering Wilderness Safaris’ concessions in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The buzz we...
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The Nedbank Tour de Tuli 2018 took place at the beginning of August, and what a truly magnificent year it was! Here are a few highlights from Tour this year – enjoy! And be sure to follow @Nedbanktourdetuli on Facebook for more updates and stunning pictures (this is just a quick highlights reel :)). Photographs...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) hosted its first mid-year Tri-Nations Camp at Little Muck Camp in Mapungubwe National Park in July 2018. A total of 24 schoolchildren from rural communities in Tuli (Botswana), Simson (South Africa) and Maramani (Zimbabwe) came together to make new friendships while learning about the importance of conserving the wilderness and...
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Ihatshi Elibomvu (Redhorse) Cultural dance group comprises of three females and seven males and was established at the beginning of March 2018. Being a part of the group gives members a purpose and shows other youths the positive outcomes that can arise from embracing culture. This is also being achieved through Children in the Wilderness’s...
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As the Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Programme focuses on secondary school students with commitment, leadership potential and a particular interest in conservation, it is essential to expose these students to a variety of occupations in order to equip them to make sensible career choices. The annual YES Programme Career Day activities in Zimbabwe and Zambia...
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There has been much excitement in the Ngamo community recently with Ngamo Primary School receiving solar panels, wiring, lights and plugs to provide power to each of their classrooms. This was made possible thanks to generous donations from Wilderness Safaris guests. This project at Ngamo Primary makes it the first Children in the Wilderness (CITW)...
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The income generating projects established by Children in the Wilderness Zambezi (CITW) for rural women in Zimbabwe are assisting with economic growth and poverty reduction in remote northern Matabeleland. A lack of consistent and reliable livelihood options has led to high levels of poverty in this area where communities rely on subsistence farming. However, erratic...
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