Written by Helene Hamman
Chitabe Camp recently hosted its annual two day “Chitabe Children in the Wilderness Programme” in December 2018 .
For many years, we have encouraged the children of our staff to visit their parents at their place of work, to understand the extraordinary habitat in which we work, the value that it has, the need to protect it, and the employment opportunities that it affords. As quoted by the Ministry, “Youth have a natural curiosity about science and the environment. They are eager to help protect our natural resources.”
We also believe that children need the encouragement of their parents and adults to become interested in environmental issues. Through education they can learn to take responsibility for their actions which hopefully will improve not only their own lives but those of future generations as well.
Each year, Chitabe closes the camps for two days so that we can host the children and they can celebrate the festive season with their parents and families as well as learning about conservation and the environment. Here are a few pictures of the fun the children had on camp.