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Zimbabwe
The Nganyana men’s income-generating group south of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has been hard at work. This group utilises used glass bottles from the Wilderness Camps – anything from wine, beer, and spirit bottles, to mayonnaise jars and tomato sauce bottles. The glass is crushed to a fine sand, and then used as a...
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At Mosi-Oa-Tunya High School in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, we had a very productive morning distributing Days for Girls sanitary packs to the senior classes. The donation of sanitary packs was initiated by Mr Wilson, an Overseas Adventure Travel guest who travelled to Zimbabwe and was struck by the plight of girls as they deal with...
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On a recent trip to Tsholotsho by the CITW Zambezi team, we were fortunate to be able to take along with us several suitcases of clothing and shoes that have been generously donated to us over the last few weeks. Clothing and footwear included casual wear and smart attire for men, women, and children, and...
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Deforestation is one of the most significant challenges faced in both Zambia and Zimbabwe. As a way to address this, afforestation and learning about the importance of trees is a crucial part of the CITW Programme. At the beginning of Term 3, each school in the Zambezi region received five indigenous trees to plant on...
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As the sole beneficiary of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli, we couldn’t be more excited to announce that registrations for the 2020 Nedbank Tour de Tuli are open! If you’ve been debating about signing up for the ultimate mountain bike tour across the tripoint of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and you’ve not yet made...
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Children in the Wilderness Zimbabwe hosted an inaugural YES Programme Enterprise Camp at the end of August. This camp brought together 17 Form 3 girls from Ngamo Secondary, Kapane Secondary, and Sipepa High Schools in the Tsholotsho area near Hwange National Park. While the focus on this camp was on environmental education, life skills, enterprise,...
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A training session for Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) trip leaders was held at the Wilderness Safaris offices in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The aim was to introduce and familiarise trip leaders on the Stellar Wordworks Literacy Programme that their guests will be involved in on visits to the various Zimbabwean primary schools supported by Grand Circle....
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Written by Nick Galpine Photographs provided by Blessing Danha What do you do when personal tragedy strikes and everything you thought was certain in life, suddenly seems much less so? How do you rebuild and learn to make the most of every moment? If you’re Blessing Danha, an infrastructure consultant from Camden, you get yourself back...
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The finishing touches are being completed on the new boys’ hostel at Kapane Secondary School in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe. This project was made possible through a generous donation by Jessica and Matthew Upchurch. It was a much-needed development to ensure that students boarding at the school have a safe place to stay during the term. Previously,...
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As the organiser and beneficiary of the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is marking the successful completion of its 15th mountain bike fundraising event. The 2019 edition marked the 12th consecutive year that riders have had the opportunity to experience the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. By way of ringing...
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