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23
Nov

CITW Namibia Eco-Club Activities during COVID

With the easing of COVID lockdown restrictions, most schools in Namibia have resumed face-to-face teaching. Our Namibia Programme Co-ordinator, Agnes Tjirare, took the opportunity to excite the learners with a few last activities for the year. She also met with with school heads to plan for next year.
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17
Nov

Road trip to Limpopo Province to Deliver COVID-Relief Donations

CITW South Africa has received a number of wonderful donations, and some of our Johannesburg staff headed out to hand these over to our various communities. Bongani Baloyi handing over sanitisers and masks for the Makuleke schools and clinic First stop was the Simson community near Alldays in Limpopo. Here we handed over donated hand...
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10
Nov

Wilderness Safaris and Forest of Hope Association – Gishwati Reforestation Programme Update

As part of their conservation programme for the Gishwati sector of the Gishwati-Mukura National Park (GMNP), Wilderness Safaris (WS) and Forest of Hope Association (FHA) worked together to set up a nursery, which now contains almost 10 000 indigenous trees that will be planted before the end of the year. The reforestation programme commenced at...
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10
Nov

St Mary’s Papermaking Group Makes a Start

We are happy to announce that the St Mary’s papermaking project has officially begun, thanks to funding from Grand Circle Foundation (GCF). The group of eight women began their training at the beginning of November, and have taken to it with much motivation and excitement. Due to COVID-19, this project was delayed as travel was...
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06
Nov

Wilderness Safaris and CITW Provide Ongoing Support to Bisate and Gishwati Communities

On Friday the 30th of October, a Wilderness Safaris Rwanda and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) team distributed 117 parcels containing essential supplies to 535 Gishwati community members, to provide for them through the upcoming month. The day before, volunteers from the Rwandan team packed the parcels and divided 1 765 kg of maize meal, 904...
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05
Nov

Simoonga Thandizani Careers Day 2020

What will I be? What will I be when I am grown? So many options I might never have known. Find your strength, find your passion was said to me, And a bubbling excitement filled me with glee. Science or Art, which way shall I choose, Just think of all the new skills I could...
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04
Nov

“Footprints in the Fynbos” – Cape Leopard Trust Lockdown Legacy Project

“Together we can get children back in nature, we can improve literacy, increase knowledge, spread the conservation message and ensure the long-term survival of leopards and their habitats.” ~ Chris Eksteen, Education & Outreach Manager, Cape Leopard Trust The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Environmental Education (EE) Project recently celebrated ten years of its innovative experiential...
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03
Nov

New Hand-Washing Stations at Bisate Primary School

Thanks to kind donations from Bisate guests, CITW Rwanda has been able to support Bisate Primary School with brand-new hand-washing stations. These will ensure sufficient hygiene procedures for when the school re-opens in November 2020 – after being closed for seven months due to COVID-19. The teachers and headmistress at Bisate are very proud of...
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28
Oct

Wilderness Safaris Botswana Provides Third Round of COVID-Relief Hampers To Nine Communities

October 2020 – As many rural communities in Botswana continue to struggle with the economic effects of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris, together with its non-profit partner Children in the Wilderness (CITW), distributed a third round of food parcels to vulnerable families within the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), as well as Habu and Sankoyo villages, and communities...
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