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CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS NEWS

23
Oct

Graveyard Shift: The Joy of Volunteering

By Jonathan Felix, Operations Manager – CITW and Nedbank Tour de Tuli Fundraising In the early stages of lockdown, I was starting to feel low – as, no doubt, many of us did. I realised I needed to turn my attention and available time to something worthwhile and positive, and decided volunteering my time to...
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21
Oct

Digging for History in Mapungubwe National Park

Mogalakwena Researcher Portia Phokela is an Eco-Club Mentor in Simson, in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. On the 15th of October 2020 the Mogalakwena Research Centre staff, including Portia, joined a group of archaeologists from the University of Pretoria at the Little Muck Shelter excavation site in Mapungubwe National Park. © Dr Tim Forssman Portia picks...
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16
Oct

St Mary’s Primary School Hygiene Kit Distribution, Zimbabwe

Seventy-one Days for Girls hygiene kits were distributed at St Mary’s Primary School in Hwange, Zimbabwe yesterday. Thanks to a generous donation from the Stanwood Camano Island Chapter group, the kits were purchased a few weeks ago from the local Days for Girls Enterprise in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. As these are reusable menstruation products, they...
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13
Oct

Bisate Community Water Infrastructure Repaired

Last week our Rwanda CITW and Community Co-ordinator, Aline Umutoni, and representatives from the construction company, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (Fossey Fund) went into Volcanoes National Park to check on repairs that were made to the water infrastructure that we put in place in September 2019. The...
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08
Oct

Zambezi COVID-Relief Food Programme – A Heartfelt Thank You

We in the Zambezi Region would like to thank our generous donors and sponsors – our amazing Conservation Heroes – who are making such a difference by providing the crucial funding needed to help meet basic food needs. Over the last few months, we have been able to distribute over 1 100 food packs, the...
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05
Oct

Wilderness Safaris & CITW Rwanda Provide Ongoing Support to Gishwati Community & Primary School

On Friday the 25th of September, the Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) teams in Rwanda distributed 116 parcels of essential supplies, which will support 497 people for the upcoming month. The day before, volunteers from the Rwandan team packed the parcels and divided 1 775 kg of maize meal, 917 kg of beans...
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28
Sep

Warm Clothing Donated to Bisate Community

Guests of Bisate Lodge often donate their shoes, clothing and other items upon their departure, with the wish that we give them to the surrounding community members. Our dedicated community guide JP Kwizera and his Bisate colleagues went in to the villages last week, to provide the residents with warm clothing, shoes and even some...
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23
Sep

Our COVID-Relief Drive in Namibia

Since the start of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness (CITW), have continued to provide crucial support to rural Namibian communities through educational assistance, the provision of Tippy Taps in remote regions and reusable face mask materials. In addition, food parcel deliveries are providing relief to our five partner conservancies namely Doro Nawas,...
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