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13
Jul

Books for Africa Donation – Distribution to CITW Partner Schools in Zimbabwe

Thanks to Books for Africa, we have started distributing a wide range of books to rural schools in Zimbabwe. Over two shipments, one in late 2020 and one in 2021, 35 pallets (over 1 000 boxes of books) were destined for CITW schools. Due to the sheer volume of books, and schools being closed until...
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08
Jul

BISATE CITW & COMMUNITY UPDATE JUNE 2021

In June 2021 Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda were able to complete specific projects, and implement a number of others. With donations from our amazing guests and the Chairman’s Foundation, we have been able to improve the lives of many people in the communities in the vicinity of Magashi Camp at...
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07
Jul

Food Distribution to Ebenezer Children’s Home, Zambia

CITW Zambezi would like to express our gratitude to the very generous donors and sponsors who have provided us with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many over the last few months with food hamper distributions. This, combined with the tireless effort of the Wilderness Safaris team members who have...
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07
Jul

Eye-Tests for Children at Botswana’s Bobirwa CITW Schools

During the last week of June 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his team of volunteers travelled some 4 500 km from Cape Town to Botswana’s Bobirwa Sub-district in the south-east of the country. Their mission: to conduct eye tests on approximately 2 300 children aged 9-14, and some adults, at CITW partner schools, and to dispense eyeglasses...
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06
Jul

Gishwati CITW Update – June 2021

Gisunzu Primary School in Rwanda has seen some huge improvements since they partnered with CITW and Wilderness Safaris. The newest project, just completed, focused on improving the school grounds. The vision was to transform what previously looked more like a construction site and barren land into a volleyball court, with proper drainage to avoid floods...
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30
Jun

Tsholotsho Solar Light Distribution

Thanks to The Bourke Family Foundation, we have been able to distribute over 850 solar lights on a recent trip to Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe. As this was the first proper distribution we have been able to do since March 2020, we distributed lights to Grade 6 and Grade 7 students at 12 of the schools we...
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30
Jun

4x4OutFar | Bobirwa Eye Tests June 2021

Humanitarian Anton Poplett is on a week-long mission, conducting eye tests for the children of Botswana’s Bobirwa area. The results have been amazing and in two days his team has screened around 1 000 children aged 9 to 14! https://tulitrust.org/https://ladykhamatrust.org/https://4x4outfar.com/Heartfelt thanks to our generous donors for sponsoring this project, including Anton and his team, as...
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28
Jun

Clean, fresh water on tap at Akayange!

June was a very special month for the Akayange community, as well as for Akayange Primary School, both situated just outside of Akagera National Park where Wilderness Safaris Magashi is located. Thanks to generous donations from guests of both Magashi and Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge at Volcanoes National Park, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has...
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15
Jun

Borehole Maintenance and Repairs – Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe

With many grateful thanks to Suzanne Wright, we have been able to carry out maintenance and repairs on the boreholes whose installation we have facilitated in Tsholotsho, south of Hwange National Park, over the last few years. Maintenance and repairs are critical to ensuring that all the equipment associated with the solar boreholes is looked...
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