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17
May

Pristine Victoria Falls – Every ‘Litter’ Bit Helps!

Last week, the Children in the Wilderness Zambezi team joined forces with Pristine Victoria Falls to organise a fun and informative afternoon workshop for 50 teachers and students from local schools. Pristine Victoria Falls is an organisation that is able to see that the issue of litter in our beautiful little town and surrounding areas...
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16
May

First-ever Consignment of Mother Bears for Rwanda!

We would like to thank Mother Bear Project founder Amy Berman, and all the knitters and crocheters, for sending a much-appreciated shipment of their amazing and cute bears to Rwanda. We are very proud that these are the first Mother Bears to reach Rwanda, after some 184 000 bears have been sent to Africa over the...
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12
May

Wilderness Safaris Namibia Facilitates New Clinic in Remote Marienfluss Conservancy

As part of Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s ongoing mission to support Serra Cafema’s neighbours in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy in north-west Namibia, the company – in co-operation with various donors and other stakeholders – recently presented a fully-fitted mobile clinic worth USD1.5 million to the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services. The handover took place...
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29
Apr

Shokomokwa Borehole Brings Life – and Water – to Community

Unusual challenges necessitate unconventional thinking, and this was very much the case in finding a simple yet effective solution to the double challenge of water scarcity and human-wildlife conflict in the remote settlement of Shokomokwa in Ngamiland. Residents fetch water from the river daily, often encountering dangerous wildlife, even lions and elephants, along the way....
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21
Apr

Environmental Awareness Through Crafts

Educating the youth on our impact on the environment helps them understand our current environmental issues, and contributes to better decision making to ensure a healthy and sustainable future. The Children in the Wilderness Eco-Club learners at Modikwa Primary School were invited to spend an afternoon at the nearby Mogalakwena Research Centre in South Africa’s Limpopo...
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20
Apr

CITW Rwanda Eco-Mentor Training in Kigali

To celebrate, motivate and empower the amazing Eco-Mentors at Children in the Wilderness’ (CITW) six partner schools in Rwanda, a special get-together and workshop was organised for the programme’s 18 teachers and school leaders. On Friday 15 April, the teachers travelled from their respective areas (as long as six hours by bus) to Kigali. The...
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20
Apr

Wilderness Zambezi Supports Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation in Jabulani Community

Following a visit last year to the Zambezi Elephant Welfare & Conservation Trust by the elders of Jabulani village, Shuvanayi Taruvinga, Wilderness Safaris Community Liaison for Zambezi, recently facilitated a follow-up workshop on human-elephant conflict (HEC) mitigation in the community. The training was well received, and will go a long way to improving the relationship...
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14
Apr

When guests explore, our students learn more!

The negative impact of COVID 19 on students throughout Zimbabwe cannot be underestimated, with the majority losing two full years of learning, and many children’s reading and writing abilities in our area at an all-time low. Due to this, literacy is at the forefront of most of the CITW Zambezi team’s projects this year –...
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13
Apr

Wild Vision Botswana Campaign is a Wrap

In late March and early April 2022, visionary humanitarian Anton Poplett and his intrepid team journeyed into Botswana to conduct eye tests on thousands of learners and teachers in Children in the Wilderness (CITW) partner – and other – schools across the Okavango Delta. In order to expand this third outreach to even more children,...
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