On 11 March 2016, CITW Regional Coordinator, Bongani Baloyi, conducted an Eco-Mentor training workshop at Shashi Primary School in Maramani, Zimbabwe. A total of seven (7) teachers from Nottingham (1), Limpopo (1), Jalukange (1) and Shasi (4) Primary Schools and a local ward councillor attended the training.
The workshop was aimed at introducing the participants to Children in the Wilderness and its programmes as well as to train them to become Eco-Mentors by upgrading skills in their environmental understanding. Some of the topics covered, amongst others, included: why we run CITW programmes in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA), how to use the Eco-Club curriculum book to conduct lesson plans, CITW teaching and learning styles.
“Our relationship with Children in the Wilderness through Tour de Tuli is not something new. However, with the introduction of Eco-Clubs in our schools, a lot can be done to save the environment. I hope that this partnership grows in strides and strengths”- Ward Councillor Mr Luka Ndou.