Children in the Wilderness Zambezi held its annual camp at Davison’s Camp, Hwange National Park, recently. The camp was a huge success, with 32 children from five schools in attendance. The Mother Bear Project has generously donated bears to CITW over the last few years, and it has become a tradition that every student receives a bear on the final day of camp.

It was truly heart-warming to see the joy on children’s faces as they each received their Mother Bear. Shortly after photos were taken, the boys separated from the girls, with the boys sitting and chatting. The girls immediately got to ‘looking after’ their bears, instinctively using their camp bandanas to wrap the bears on their backs, as is the tradition in African culture. This was so touching to watch.

Thank you so much to The Mother Bear Project and all the knitters involved. Giving each camper a bear is such a special way to end the camp, and we know that these bears will be treasured for many years to come. Your continued support is much appreciated!

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