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Zimbabwe
There was great excitement in Tsholotsho last week as the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) team arrived and announced that there had been a donation. Located south of Hwange National Park, schools in this region are very isolated with high levels of poverty affecting the area. In communities such as this one, many children would...
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Great excitement filled the Lesedi Primary School grounds earlier this week as the Village Head of Intabayengwe (Leopard Hill) Village and many enthusiastic community members came to help break ground on the new brick double classroom block which will host the newest addition to the school, a Grade Six class.  Work began early in the...
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The Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit in Hwange National Park recently played host to the Eco-Club Grade 7s at Ngamo Primary School.  This was to expose the students first hand to this amazing team’s efforts in tackling poaching in the Hwange National Park which borders on this community. Panthera, an organisation devoted to the conservation of big...
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Congratulations to the Wilderness Air Zimbabwe team on the cheerful new, very welcoming Linkwasha Airstrip Waiting Lounge in Hwange! And many thanks to Sue Goatley for her eye for design and colour, and passion for promoting the amazing work the ladies are doing in the local community with their basket work. Now Wilderness Safaris guests will...
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The remote area of Tsholotsho which includes the communities bordering the southern section of Hwange National Park recently received a substantial donation of ‘Lights for Literacy’ Solar Lights from the Bourke Family Foundation. Due to its location, reliable electricity sources are few and far between for the communities of this area, and the majority of...
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Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) together with other donors have provided much needed funding and support for Hwange and Tsholotsho communities through the drilling of boreholes. Over the last few years, 18 boreholes have been completed in these regions, positively impacting thousands of people who previously lacked access to clean water. The benefits of boreholes for...
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Thirty students from five schools in Livingstone, together with their Eco-Mentors, attended Wilderness Safaris’ Toka Leya Camp last weekend for an annual camp. On arrival, each child received a pack containing stationery, a t-shirt, and a hat for their stay. Volunteers acted out camp rules and the students had to guess what rule it was....
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This year’s Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Camp Hwange was a huge success. Twenty-four children, 19 from St Mary’s Primary School and five from Sinamatella Primary School, were in attendance together with two Eco-Mentors, one from each school. On arrival, each child received a pack containing stationery, a t-shirt, and a hat for their stay...
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St Mary’s Primary School students now have a brand-new covered dining hall thanks to a generous donation from Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) and their OAT guests. Prior to the construction of the dining hall students ate their lunch sitting on the ground. Due to low rainfall in this arid region, grass coverage is poor, the...
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As part of a Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) Water and Sanitation initiative, several communities and schools outside Victoria Falls and Tsholotsho recently had boreholes (wells) drilled, solar pumps and water storage tanks installed. The underground streams and lakes are up to 60 to 70 metres below the surface so drilling these boreholes is highly technical,...
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