News

16
Aug

Children in the Wilderness Features in Echo Newspaper, Botswana

Children in the Wilderness featured in Botswana’s Echo Newspaper earlier this week, with an article written by Bokani King. Bokani popped into Lentswe-Le-Moriti during the Nedbank Tour de Tuli in July, when our cyclists were riding through and interacting with our children. Bokani interviewed Isabel Wolf-Gillespie, our CITW Eco-Club Coordinator in the Bobirwa Region, as...
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16
Aug

Semolale Primary School Identify Animal Tracks

Semolale Primary School in Bobirwa Region, Botswana, had a little bit of fun earlier this week. Our clever Eco-Mentors planted a few animal tracks around the school and had the children identify the animals who would have left them 🙂 All in an effort to help the children be aware of the animals they might...
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16
Aug

Draw What You Saw Colouring-In Books A Hit – Bobirwa, Botswana

We have constant, special reminders of Wilderness Safaris stalwart, and Children in the Wilderness chairman (and greatest supporter), Russel Friedman, who sadly passed away in February 2018. Russel was instrumental in the implementation of our programme, both the day-to-day ins and outs, and the big picture of how to achieve our goals. His passion, drive and...
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16
Aug

A CITW Malawi Special Project – Investigating the Impact of Factories on the Environment

The CITW Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) programme is a product of the CITW Eco-Club programme. YES members are those youth who were Eco-Club members from between one and up to 15 years ago (i.e. dating back to 2004). These youth range from those who have just graduated from Eco-Clubs (at primary school level), and now...
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13
Aug

Thank You, Olympus!

Wilderness Safaris and Olympus are using their high-end services and combined passion for wildlife photography to ensure the ongoing conservation of Africa’s remote wilderness areas, while contributing to the empowerment of local people through conservation education. The two main elements of the partnership are focused on enhancing photographic skills for interested guests and guides in...
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12
Aug

World Lion Day – Bobirwa

Our children in Lentswe-Le-Moriti Primary School celebrated World Lion Day last week in a very creative way. Using their ‘Draw What You Saw’ colouring-in books, they drew themselves lion masks which they cut out and paraded around the school ground. Well done, Lentswe!
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12
Aug

Nedbank Tour de Tuli Cyclist Donates Bicycle to a CITW Eco-Mentor

Anke Schmalzbauer from Germany rode the Nedbank Tour de Tuli 2019 for the first time this year. She made the most wonderful and generous decision – to donate her bicycle to someone in a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) community. The CITW Team decided the best recipient of this bike should be Miss Portia Phokela...
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08
Aug

Eco-Clubs in Bobirwa Hard At Work

Our Bobirwa Eco-Clubs are hard at work on various Eco-Club projects. Mathathane Primary School is working hard at clearing up with the community, and making Eco-Bricks from the plastic waste they collect: Mabolwe Primary School’s Eco-Club Garden is blooming! Have a look at where it all started here. Keep up the hard work! We are...
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08
Aug

Bobirwa Schools and the Nedbank Tour de Tuli

Each year, the route on the Nedbank Tour de Tuli traverses the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA) which includes Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Riding is predominantly along ancient elephant trails, giving participants the opportunity to experience wonderful scenery, get close to wildlife, and interact with communities in the area. Along these beautiful routes,...
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