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25
May

Bisate Community Support during COVID-19 – May 2020

With tourists still unable to travel to Rwanda, community members are feeling the impact through the decline in available jobs in the lodges surrounding Volcanoes National Park, including, for example, casual work as a porter for gorilla trekking, sales in arts and crafts, and produce supplied to lodges. With donations from guests who have previously...
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21
May

Outdoor Classroom Day – 21 May 2020

Our vision at Children in the Wilderness is to support sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.   Our educational programme includes aspects of environmental education and life skills development, as we believe that both of these are crucial in forging an enduring path for informed, dedicated and passionate next-generation leaders...
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20
May

“Vic Falls Masks for All”

Thanks to a generous donation from Grand Circle Foundation (GCF), 500 face masks were ordered and purchased from the “Vic Falls Masks for All” sewing group in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. At the onset of COVID-19 and the rapid decline in tourist numbers, sewers who had jobs linked with tourism shops decided to start making masks...
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20
May

Calling All Children

Hello boys and girls, I have some new friends for you to meet. This is Praise and Blessing. They have just received new masks so that they can go out safely during the coronavirus pandemic. At first, Praise was very nervous to have something covering her nose and mouth, as she was scared she would...
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19
May

A COVID Catch-up with Peter van Kets

Peter van Kets is one of the world’s top professional endurance adventurers, a conservationist, an international keynote- and inspirational speaker, a husband and a father.  He is also a CITW Ambassador, raising awareness for CITW to the various audiences he addresses around the world. Last week Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson organised for Peter to host...
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18
May

A Gift from the Africa Adventure Company

Top US-based safari specialist, the Africa Adventure Company (AAC), is headed up by Mark and Alison Nolting, who recently made a generous and much-appreciated donation to Children in the Wilderness (CITW). Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Alison spent several years managing safari camps before joining Mark at AAC 25 years ago. After participating in the...
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14
May

A Reminder of the Strength in Togetherness…

“While exploring my garden in Johannesburg, South Africa, I discovered this exquisite little creature, the caterpillar of a death’s-head hawkmoth”, writes Programme Trainer, Kirsty van der Want. Immediately I felt an excitement starting to brew up inside me, as my last encounter with a hawkmoth caterpillar (although a separate species) was during a CITW Eco-Mentor...
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13
May

COVID-19 – A Grade 7’s Insight into Being at Home in Zimbabwe

One of our Eco-Club members from the Zambezi Region, Nicky, recently wrote this delightful piece about life during COVID-19, giving us quite the insight into life at home. We were sent home early, scurrying like rats at the sight of a cat.  We missed our second term exams, and I was not happy because I...
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12
May

CITW Zambia – Second Annual Eco-Club Camp 2008

Ingrid Baas is Rwanda’s CITW Programme Coordinator and Wilderness Safaris Operations Manager. In 2008 she was Camp Manager at then-Wilderness Safaris Lunga River Lodge in Zambia’s Kafue National Park in Zambia, and coordinated the annual CITW camp that year. “My second CITW camp was pretty intense, I realised it was a bit different to actually...
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