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Recognising the need to offer a second chance to girls who did not do well academically at school in neighbouring communities, Wilderness Safaris has initiated a sustainable life-skills programme focusing on agriculture. Started in partnership with Blue Collar Traveller (Children in the Wilderness Zambezi’s long-term scholarship sponsors), the Agri-Course for Girls programme commenced at the...
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As of last week, all of the staff in the Wilderness Victoria Falls office are looking into the future with much clearer vision! We at CITW set up our eye-testing and screening station in the garden of the Victoria Falls office and offered all staff at Wilderness the opportunity to get their eyes tested. The...
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The annual rains have arrived in full force in the usually drought-ridden area of Tsholotsho, in, Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland, bringing much-needed water for newly planted fields, and filling the natural waterholes and dams. With this area being notoriously difficult to farm, due to poor soil, extreme temperatures and an erratic rainfall pattern, it has provided relief...
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Cherished CITW supporters, Claude and Barbara Mayfield of the Zambezi Schoolbook Project, have been instrumental in improving literacy in rural Zimbabwe, a feat of exceptional fundraising, organisational and logistical skills. Since the inception of our partnership, and their first container of reading material was shipped from Atlanta in the USA in 2014, tens of thousands...
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Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe, in collaboration with CITW, has officially started a ‘farm to table’ programme in three villages near Hwange National Park’s southern boundary. This programme aims to provide the most vulnerable families with food security, as well as a means for Wilderness Safaris to eventually source vegetables for staff rations in camp. The headmen...
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Youth are our future – destined to be our planet’s custodians, a role now more critical than ever. Twenty years ago Wilderness Safaris made a commitment to rural African children by founding Children in the Wilderness (CITW), our non-profit partner organisation offering life skills training, leadership development, and environmental education to children from remote villages...
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Dear CITW friends, dear Janet In 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to lead CITW for a short time. “You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know” was the credo of the late Russel Friedman, who encouraged all Wilderness Safaris staff and partners to participate in CITW camps. Rita in...
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It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we announce the Adult Community Literacy Programme at Jabulani Primary School, with reading materials thanks to Judith’s Reading Room.  Teenagers and adults from the community with all levels of reading ability are welcome to join this programme, and meetings take place in the evenings when the school...
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The Zambezi CITW team was very busy last week, carrying out the final distribution for 2021 to schools in the Tsholotsho region outside the Wilderness Safaris’ areas in Hwange National Park.  Seven tonnes of donations were taken down, and we travelled in a convoy of four vehicles. Donations were dropped off at two central schools...
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