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06
Nov

Simson Eco-Mentor Training, South Africa

The Simson Eco-Mentor training took place at Ngwakwana High School in Simson village from 18 to 19 October where 22 participants drawn from the school and the community attended. Bongani Baloyi conducted the training, with the assistance of Portia Phokela (our local Programme Liaison in Simson Village, Limpopo Province). The following was covered in the...
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06
Nov

Uniform Distribution to Students in Victoria Falls and Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe

Thanks to a generous donation from Hunter Valley Grammar School in Australia, we were able to provide uniforms to 80 boys from rural primary schools. Hunter Valley Grammar School undertakes a visit to Zimbabwe every second year. Comprising both teachers and students, the visitors spend a week at Jabulani Primary School, located 20 kilometres from...
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06
Nov

Maramani Eco-Mentor Training, Zimbabwe

Earlier this month, the CITW Zambezi team, together with Lisa Witherden from the Johannesburg office, and 12 Eco-Mentors from Maramani schools, met at Nottingham Estate’s Kuduland on the banks of the Limpopo River for four days of training. The aim of the training was to familiarise Eco-Mentors with the Eco-Club Curriculum for Term 3, as...
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06
Nov

Nganyana Men’s Income Generating Brickmaking Project

The Nganyana men’s income-generating group south of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has been hard at work. This group utilises used glass bottles from the Wilderness Camps – anything from wine, beer, and spirit bottles, to mayonnaise jars and tomato sauce bottles. The glass is crushed to a fine sand, and then used as a...
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16
Oct

CITW Bobirwa Annual Eco-Club Camp

Children in the Wilderness Bobirwa recently hosted children from Motlhabaneng and Lentswe-le-Moriti Eco-Clubs. Every year Serolo Safari Camp in the Tuli Wilderness closes to tourists in order to sponsor two full camps (eight nights for 16 children plus 11 x Eco-Mentors, all-inclusive) for CITW Bobirwa. The children had amazing wildlife sightings, making the learning so...
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16
Oct

Sanitary Pack Distribution to Mosi-Oa-Tunya High School Girls, Victoria Falls

At Mosi-Oa-Tunya High School in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, we had a very productive morning distributing Days for Girls sanitary packs to the senior classes. The donation of sanitary packs was initiated by Mr Wilson, an Overseas Adventure Travel guest who travelled to Zimbabwe and was struck by the plight of girls as they deal with...
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16
Oct

Clothing Distribution to Tsholotsho Communities

On a recent trip to Tsholotsho by the CITW Zambezi team, we were fortunate to be able to take along with us several suitcases of clothing and shoes that have been generously donated to us over the last few weeks. Clothing and footwear included casual wear and smart attire for men, women, and children, and...
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16
Oct

Zambezi Eco-Club Tree Planting

Deforestation is one of the most significant challenges faced in both Zambia and Zimbabwe. As a way to address this, afforestation and learning about the importance of trees is a crucial part of the CITW Programme. At the beginning of Term 3, each school in the Zambezi region received five indigenous trees to plant on...
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16
Oct

Botswana CITW Ambassador and Community Development Drive

Lesh Moiteela, Botswana Cultural Ambassador & Community Relationship Manager reports from Maun: “We are excited to have started working towards, and indeed, are already achieving, some of our four year Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana strategic goals, particularly those of ensuring adequate and ongoing fundraising, as well as engaging staff with materials and background...
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