Mxolisi (MX) Sibanda, the community engagement manager for Wilderness Safaris in Hwange National Park Zimbabwe, was recently in Johannesburg for an environmental educators course, run by WESSA. During this week of training, which was held at Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness offices in Rivonia, Russel Friedman presented MX with a well-deserved prize.
MX received a beautiful camera and other photography gadgets for being mentioned by one of the Wilderness Safaris guests for inspiring their life-changing experience. The guest, Philippa Marett entered the Wilderness Moments Photographic Competition, and had this to say about her journey – read more about her trip here:
Happy aprons by Philippa Marett
I was extremely privileged to recently spend a day in Tsholotsho Communal Area, bordering Hwange National Park, with Sue Goatley and Mxolisi (MX) Sibanda from Children in the Wilderness. Whilst the main aim of Children in the Wilderness is conservation education, the other work done by them in this area is truly inspirational. This is a sewing project supported by CITW in the hope that the women can earn money to pay their children’s school fees. The happiness and joy of these women is reflected in the happiness and joy of their aprons. At a time when all is gloom and doom in Zimbabwe it was truly humbling to see this work being done by Children in the Wilderness. It has truly changed the lives of these people in a forgotten part of Zimbabwe.
Well done MX – we are so proud of you!