CITW Botswana – An Eco-Club starts in a town school in Gaborone

Tshwaragano Primary School in Gaborone, Botswana, is the newest addition to the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) family. CITW Botswana will be running our Eco-Club programme in the school, with this fabulous bunch of teachers.

Since the end of the school year is fast approaching, Fern Brasem (Wilderness Safaris Business Unit Manager, Gaborone) and Lisa Witherden (CITW Environmental Education Resource Developer and Eco-Mentor Trainer) ran an introductory Eco-Mentor Training Session with the teachers at Tshwaragano Primary this week. A run-down on how CITW works and what we do, followed by building a Tippy Tap and a lesson on the Web of Life (and of course with some lively singing of CITW songs, and a few energisers in between), sparked motivation in the teachers, getting them excited for the official launch of their Eco-Club next year.

Fern is committed to our Eco-Club, and will be working closely with the school, and many other interested stakeholders from Gaborone, to get the club up and running and making a difference in the community. In January next year, Lisa will head up to Gabs again, to run a full training session, working through the lessons in our Eco-Club Resource Book 1. This will enable the teachers to run the CITW Eco-Club effectively in their school.

We look forward to seeing how this Eco-Club grows in 2019. Our first ‘town school’ and a wonderful addition to the CITW family.

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