We are thrilled to advise that from Monday 25 July through Saturday 30 July. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda will be running a conservation camp for a total of 80 P6 students. The children are all members of the Environmental Clubs at four schools in the Kinigi area: Bisate, Kabara, Rushubi and Kabwende primary schools.
There will be two groups of 40 students each, both participating in a three-day programme which includes workshops and field trips. During the three days the students will learn about gorilla behaviour and ecology, the different national parks of Rwanda, threats to biodiversity in Volcanoes National Park and action options to help protect it, the importance of birds in the ecosystem, and much more.
The conservation camps will take place at the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, and has been organised through a partnership between CITW Rwanda, Conservation Heritage-Turambe, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Muhisimbi Youth in Conservation, to improve the conservation awareness of primary school students neighboring Volcanoes National Park.
The first (very successful) conservation camp in Rwanda took place in 2019, but unfortunately the scheduled 2020 and 2021 programmes had to be postponed due to COVID regulations.
We are absolutely delighted that we can make up for the missed years by running two camps next week!