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After changing the outlook of hundreds of CITW children in Botswana’s Bobirwa region earlier this year, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his eye-testing team set their sights on assisting students and staff at several CITW and Painted Dog Conservation partner schools around Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Anton picks up the story… Heading out from Cape Town...
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Over three days in late September 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett of 4x4OutFar, and his Global Vision team, in partnership with Children in the Wilderness (CITW), visited six of the schools in the Tsholotsho region that we work with, to carry out eye-test screening for students between the ages of 10 and 14 years.  There are...
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Recognising the plight of Wilderness Safaris communities in Zimbabwe after the devastating loss of tourism income from COVID lockdowns, in 2020 Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Safaris Zambezi quickly set up a regional Conservation Heroes relief programme to assist their neighbours with food and other essential supplies. Their latest outreach was conducted in September...
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Recognising the plight of Wilderness Safaris communities in Zimbabwe after the devastating loss of tourism income from COVID lockdowns, in 2020 Children in the Wilderness Zambezi quickly set up a regional Conservation Heroes relief programme to assist their neighbours with food and other essential supplies. Their most recent outreach was conducted in partnership with WildAid....
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This week, another 200 boxes of books were delivered to 17 schools around Victoria Falls. As schools have just opened, after being closed since June, the delivery was a welcome surprise for them all, and we were met with elation and gratitude from the school heads. One lovely thank you message read: “Thank you for...
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Last week Friday, 27 August, the Wilderness Family of Victoria Falls celebrated Heritage Day in one of the most appropriate ways possible – by visiting the Falls themselves! After a morning hard at work at the office, we set out at lunchtime. With everyone dressed in their heritage best, we arrived at the Falls and...
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Thanks to the many generous donors who have contributed funds towards our food programme over the last 12 months, we have been able to distribute 4 578 food packs, totalling approximately 183 tonnes of food. We have used several suppliers over this time, one of which has been Zapalala. Zapalala was started by Lloyd and...
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Despite the restrictions of the last 18 months, and the inability of people to travel as before, we have been surprised and humbled to receive several Pack for a Purpose donations from those visitors who have managed to get to Zimbabwe. Stationery, PPE, sports equipment, learning aids, and warm clothing are some of the items...
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It is with great excitement that we unveil our new traditional skirts and trousers. As we are working more and more with local communities in Zimbabwe and Zambia, we thought it fitting to ensure that we uphold tradition by wearing long, flowing clothes – as well as looking very smart of course! Cynthia, Sarah, Rumbi,...
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Thanks to Books for Africa, we have started distributing a wide range of books to rural schools in Zimbabwe. Over two shipments, one in late 2020 and one in 2021, 35 pallets (over 1 000 boxes of books) were destined for CITW schools. Due to the sheer volume of books, and schools being closed until...
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