Cynthia Ndiweni is an environmentalist with a great love for nature. She spent her early childhood visiting her rural home where she picked up an appreciation for both fauna and flora. After completing her college studies, she joined Wilderness Safaris in 2010 and managed several Wilderness Safaris camps in Hwange National Park. Being out in the bush in the most pristine parts of the park made her appreciation for the environment grow even more and it was then that she realised how communities could strongly benefit from the environment and its resources. This experience pushed Cynthia to then venture into Community Development Work. After seven years’ experience in managing camps, both her love for the environment and zeal to be involved in community work were integrated when she joined Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi Scholarship Department. She has a passion for CITW and its objectives to positively impact the lives of children who are future custodians of the environment in which they live. The sustainability of the programme, which is a fundamental principle of CITW, gave Cynthia the determination to want to be involved in work which improves the lives of communities, to ensure that they benefit and can make the best of their lives and opportunities.