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29
Nov

232 Desks Donated to Bisate Primary School

Thanks to a donation from Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge guests, Children in the Wilderness, in partnership with Wilderness Safaris Rwanda, arranged for the production and supply of 232 new desks for Bisate Primary School. Aline Umutoni, CITW Rwanda Community Co-ordinator, with the new desks Delivered to the school in November, the new additions to the classrooms...
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25
Nov

Remembering the Launch of CITW Zambia

Netherlands-born Wilderness Safaris Rwanda Operations Manager & CITW Programme Coordinator, Ingrid Baas, and her husband Rob (WS Rwanda GM), share a passion for travel. One of the first countries they travelled to in Africa was Zambia, and after quickly falling in love with the country, their bush hospitality careers started in South Luangwa, after which...
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25
Nov

Observations of a former Programme Manager

Dear CITW friends, dear Janet In 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to lead CITW for a short time. “You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know” was the credo of the late Russel Friedman, who encouraged all Wilderness Safaris staff and partners to participate in CITW camps. Rita in...
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25
Nov

A Short History of CITW Malawi – 2003 to 2021

2003 – 2006 Children in the Wilderness Malawi was established in 2003. It started with a camp programme, and hosted 10 children from the SOS Village in Lilongwe. A five-night/six-day camp was held at Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park, in the southern region of Malawi. It was full of fun, unstructured environmental education, mainly...
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25
Nov

Where Are They Now? Some of our Children’s Inspiring Achievements…

Bobirwa, Botswana Thabiso Tsheole, Lentswe Le Moriti Village | Mogomotsi ‘Goms’ Ramofi, Motlhabaneng Village Thabiso and Goms are good friends and their journeys are closely linked. Goms attended CITW camps in December 2011 and 2012, and Thabiso in December 2012. The young men reconnected with Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie in 2018 to volunteer their...
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22
Nov

Jabulani Community Literacy Programme

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we announce the Adult Community Literacy Programme at Jabulani Primary School, with reading materials thanks to Judith’s Reading Room.  Teenagers and adults from the community with all levels of reading ability are welcome to join this programme, and meetings take place in the evenings when the school...
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22
Nov

CITW Malawi – Changing the Lens on Conservation Project, Chintheche Zone Update

At the end of October, and into early November, the 300 ‘Changing the Lens on Conservation’ participants from 15 primary schools across three CITW zones underwent special skills training for basic interview techniques, in line with their environmental story-writing project. After the children had acquired basic interview techniques, CITW organised interview sessions, where local environmental...
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22
Nov

Bobirwa Children’s Eyeglasses Outreach – Feedback

In June of this year humanitarian, Anton Poplett travelled to Botswana’s Bobirwa District to conduct eye tests on the children at our partner schools, as well as some teachers and adults, and dispense spectacles where applicable. We are thrilled to share a few of the children’s success stories after receiving their eyeglasses. Omaatla is a...
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15
Nov

Chicken-Egg Farming Project Launched in Bisate Village

Thanks to a generous donation of USD2 400 from Bisate guests, CITW Rwanda has been able to support the Brave Youth Forever Group, which operates in Bisate village. The group comprises young volunteers who are active in the area. The funds will be used to support a chicken project, which includes 200 chickens, all materials...
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