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CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS NEWS

05
Mar

Lesedi Primary School – New Brick Classroom Block

The construction of a classroom block at Lesedi Primary School has finally entered the home stretch, thanks to the generosity of Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) and guests of Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). After some delays in acquiring the materials and securing a builder to complete the work, the roof of the new classroom block is...
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04
Mar

Meet Jack Chakanga – Wilderness Safaris Namibia Environmental Officer

A champion of CITW Namibia, Zambian-born Jack grew up in Ndola in the Copperbelt Province, before he moved to Namibia in 1993, when his dad started working for the Namibian government. After completing his secondary education at Centaurus High School in Windhoek, he went on to study at the University of Namibia, earning a Bachelor...
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02
Mar

Where Are They Now? Edison’s Story…

We just love the “Where are they now” stories that inevitably emerge on our annual camps. Desert Rhino Camp’s Edison Gevin Awarab has one such inspirational story. He joined CITW in 2005 as a camper, and it was on that particular camp that he learned to care for the environment in a sustainable way, and...
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28
Feb

2020 Zambezi Eco-Mentor Training

Last week, CITW Zambezi hosted 33 Eco-Mentors for an annual training session. Facilitated by Kirsty van der Want from the Johannesburg office, and with an aim of familiarising the Eco-Mentors with the Eco-Club curriculum that they are using this term, it was an intensive, fun- and learning-filled three-day programme. A special part of the training...
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27
Feb

Bobirwa Cluster Eco-Club Activities

The Bobirwa Cluster schools Eco-Club activities last week involved many lessons from the curriculum which the Eco-Mentors worked through during their training at the beginning of the month. These are Mabolwe Primary School children Making a Tippy Tap with Aunty Katie Balone, Uncle Khumo Dingalo and Bolokanang Rutang. These are Gobojango Primary School children learning...
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26
Feb

Eco-Systems of Namibia

At CITW Namibia’s annual Eco-Club camp held at Desert Rhino Camp, the children had a fascinating practical lesson on the topic of Namibia’s biodiversity and eco-systems. They were given material to prepare a map of Namibia showcasing the country’s varied topography. The campers were excited about their task and everyone in the teams had something...
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19
Feb

Children in the Wilderness in five minutes | 2020 video update

Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CITW is supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas....
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19
Feb

A Sponsor Visits Ngamo Village, Zimbabwe

One of our sponsors recently visited Ngamo Village, and the secondary school student she is sponsoring. Having visited most of East and southern Africa multiple times since 2001, and been struck by the plight of students to get an education, one of our sponsors wanted to make a difference. Having found out about Children in...
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18
Feb

New CITW Eco-Club for Reverend P.A. Schmidt Primary School

CITW plans on launching a new Eco-Club, and Rev. P.A Schmidt, a primary school in Maltahohe, was identified as a potential partner. Maltahohe is a village in southern Namibia, in an area close to the Wilderness Safaris camps on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve at Sossusvlei. CITW Namibia’s Programme Coordinator Agnes Tjirare, and Administrative Assistant Juliet...
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