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04
Aug

Warmquelle Resource Centre

CITW Namibia Programme and Community Coordinator, Agnes Tjirare reports that at Warmquelle Primary School, children from in and around the community have been making use of the CITW/Kickin’ Back-donated Resource Centre, and have been borrowing English and Maths books for home schooling. School Principal Mr Mbomboro was pleased to share that some children have also...
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31
Jul

Marienfluss Tippy Tap Construction

A COVID-Relief challenge in the most remote corners of Namibia has been the implementation of frequent hand-washing. Mr Opuvaro Katundu, the Head of Department of all the mobile schools around Opuwo, led an initiative, accompanied by Health Extension workers, to build Tippy Taps at water-collection points and households as far north as the Mariennfluss Conservancy...
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30
Jul

Run the 2020 K-Way SkyRun for CITW

Calling all lovers of adventure and the great outdoors – yes, we know that’s you! We’re looking for 5 mountain runners to take part in the 2020 K-Way SkyRun as CITW Ambassadors. For a minimum donation of R5 000, you get to enjoy one of South Africa’s most challenging trail runs. Plus, you’ll have the perfect opportunity...
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29
Jul

Sesfontein Community News

Elias Amxab Combined School Upgrades Mrs Karutjaiva, the principal at the school, used the COVID lockdown time to gather community members and learners to mend the school fence. It took them three days to complete; they also built Tippy Taps for each classroom, as well as for the school entrances. In addition, she sourced a...
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28
Jul

Sanitiser Refill Donation

CITW Eco-Mentors at Gobojango Primary School in the Bobirwa Cluster yesterday received a welcome donation of sanitiser refill from Craig Lord and Annie Peatling of Jwala-Dopotta Game Reserve in the area. We cannot thank Craig and Annie enough for their personal donation, and ongoing support of our Eco-Mentors in the area at this time! See...
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23
Jul

Zambezi Cycle Challenge

The annual Zambezi Cycle Challenge is a regular fundraising mountain bike event that takes place around the spectacular Victoria Falls area. As one of three main beneficiaries (the others being the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust and Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit – both very close to Wilderness Safaris’ and our own hearts), Children in the Wilderness...
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22
Jul

The Rise of Jabulani Community

An anecdote from voices of the Jabulani Community on the partnership with Children in the Wilderness in Zimbabwe, working on a new community garden. We heard them when then they spoke to us during community meetings, saying that we can work together to ease our plight. But we whispered amongst ourselves, “Our folk love to...
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22
Jul

Home Schooling in Namibian Communities during COVID-19

Agnes reports back after checking in with a number of Namibian communities while their schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We visited various homes randomly to see how parents were making use of the school booklets learners received to study at home. We were pleased to see that parents were allocating study time for...
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21
Jul

Driving Zambezi Community Support during COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, has embarked on a mission to support rural communities in the Zambezi region, through the provision of food relief, hygiene products as well as educational assistance in the form of student allowances. Valued at USD31 600, the support has impacted...
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