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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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The third and final phase of the St Mary’s classroom refurbishment has just begun. Last week, over 200 litres of paint, as well as brushers, rollers, and other equipment were delivered to the school in Hwange. This follows the completion of the first two phases: the superstructure and the roofing. The paint delivery also coincided...
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Children in the Wilderness, in partnership with Camp Hwange, recently held another annual camp.  Hosted by Camp Hwange, 26 Grade 6 students from Jabulani and Lesedi primary schools near Victoria Falls, and St Mary’s and Sinamatella Primary Schools near Hwange, were in attendance. After a long drive in, students were warmly greeted by excited staff...
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The construction of a classroom block at Lesedi Primary School has finally entered the home stretch, thanks to the generosity of Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) and guests of Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). After some delays in acquiring the materials and securing a builder to complete the work, the roof of the new classroom block is...
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Last week, CITW Zambezi hosted 33 Eco-Mentors for an annual training session. Facilitated by Kirsty van der Want from the Johannesburg office, and with an aim of familiarising the Eco-Mentors with the Eco-Club curriculum that they are using this term, it was an intensive, fun- and learning-filled three-day programme. A special part of the training...
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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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One of our sponsors recently visited Ngamo Village, and the secondary school student she is sponsoring. Having visited most of East and southern Africa multiple times since 2001, and been struck by the plight of students to get an education, one of our sponsors wanted to make a difference. Having found out about Children in...
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The women’s papermaking project in the Jabulani community has come a long way since training began a few months ago. The group has been part of the Mapepa Paper Project, and has recently completed the initial three-month training. We attended the certification ceremony, where the women carried out a demonstration on how the paper is...
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Last week, students and teachers at Jabulani Primary School, located 20 km from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, received a consignment of curriculum textbooks thanks to Grand Circle Foundation (GCF). A total of 140 textbooks were delivered, including English, Mathematics, and Science and Technology for Grades 1 – 5.  Delivered to each grade’s classroom, the teachers...
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Having visited Jabulani Primary School, located 20 km outside Victoria Falls, in 2019, Cristina Henriquez went home wanting to make a contribution to the students. She decided that, as many students had torn uniforms, she wanted to donate uniforms to the children who were in the greatest need. We were able to organise this over...
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