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01
Sep

CITW Zambezi Student Success Stories: Portia Nyoni

Portia Nyoni was born in Lukosi Village, 10 kilometres from Hwange town in Zimbabwe. Orphaned as a little girl and one of five children, Portia and her siblings went to live with their grandmother. Fortunately, her grandmother was a firm believer in the importance of education, and while they struggled to make ends meet, her...
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31
Aug

Gishwati Community Support during COVID-19

123 food parcels and other assistance – Gisunzu Primary School, August 2020 With domestic and international tourism having restarted in Rwanda, people in the villages close to Bisate Lodge and Volcanoes National Park are seeing some of their jobs and income returning. Wilderness Safaris in Rwanda supported five villages in this area for the months...
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31
Aug

Wilderness Safaris Heritage Day 2020

As one of the 4Cs of our business philosophy, we celebrate our Culture every day in our organisation. However, the last Friday of August marks our extra special annual celebration of Wilderness Safaris Heritage Day. While we were apart this year due to COVID-19, our regions went all out to showcase our beautiful cultures and...
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27
Aug

CITW Zambezi Student Success Stories: Mainza Mweeba

Mainza Mweeba was born in Sinde Village, Southern Province, Zambia, into a family of five children. His parents are subsistence farmers – the main form of livelihood in this region. Education is often not prioritised in this area, with few parents encouraging their children to attend school and get an education. Noticing that few people...
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25
Aug

Meet Georgina Crisp – Running the K-Way SkyRun 2020 as a CITW Ambassador

As the daughter of uber-CITW supporter and former CITW board member, Miles Crisp, it’s perhaps no surprise that Georgina is herself a long-time supporter of our programme. A poster girl for all things adventurous, Georgina has committed to running this year’s K-Way SkyRun as a CITW Ambassador; the run is an epic self-supported race set...
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24
Aug

O’KIDOH EDUCATIONAL TOYS – CARVING COLOURFUL CREATIONS

Mvikeli Dhlodhlo, an industrial pattern-maker from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, has found his passion in making educational toys and resources for children.  Beginning his career over 10 years ago in industrial pattern-making, Mvikeli has always aspired to have his own business. Working hard and learning all he could, pattern-making took him around the country, as well...
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20
Aug

#ThrowbackThursday: Meet our Campers

Botswana Programme Co-ordinator, Mo Lebekwe, reconnects with a 2019 camper. Name: Oaratwa Tlotlo “T-Gurl” Chilume Age: 12 years old Gender: Female Grade: Standard 6 at Tubu Primary School Home village: Mathangwane Country: Botswana, Northwest Region When and why did you join the Eco-Club in your school? I joined the club in 2016 when I was...
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17
Aug

A meeting of chance: Impact that goes way far…

During Wilderness Safaris Botswana’s food hamper deliveries in Gudigwa, our colleague and former CITW Botswana Programme Co-ordinator, Lesh Moiteela, was surprised and delighted to run into one of the pupils who received a bicycle donated by The Mike’s Bikes Foundation in 2018. CITW Botswana and The Mike’s Bikes Foundation’s partnership dates way back to 2015....
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