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CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS NEWS

18
Feb

CITW RWANDA AWARDS 80 SCHOLARSHIPS TO BISATE LEARNERS

Children in the Wilderness Rwanda has awarded 80 six-year scholarships, valued at USD120 000, to learners at Bisate Secondary School. Provided by Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge guests, the scholarships will cover school fees, books and uniforms costs for the full duration of their secondary school education. “An integral part of our CITW programme is providing...
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17
Feb

Prepping for an Eco-Club Annual Camp

Eco-Mentor volunteer Angelica Mills shares a glimpse into how we prepare for the children before an Eco-Club annual camp. As she says, all made possible through Bobirwa Programme Coordinator, our beloved “Aunty” Tanya McKenzie’s amazing hard work and dedication!  “Quirky smiles. I love watching the children experiment and pose with their favourite mentors. We take...
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14
Feb

Bobirwa Eco-Clubs in Full Swing

Following on from the enormously successful Eco-Mentor training last weekend, our Bobirwa Eco-Clubs have all held environmental lessons, and introduced their school heads and children to the wonderful, lockable trunks packed with amazing educational goodies. Enjoy this selection of activities from Gobojano, Motlhabaneng, Lentswe-le-Moriti, Mabolwe, Semolale and Mathathane primary schools – from lessons on hygiene...
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14
Feb

A Bright Namibian Star

Reflex Mbomboro, star student from Braunfels Agriculture High School, sent us this heartwarming thank-you: “It’s my greatest pleasure and heartfelt gratitude that I may write this letter to you. “My name is Reflex Mbomboro, aged 19 years from Sesfontein village up in Kunene Region. I was a student at Braunfels Agriculture High School from 2015-2019. ...
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13
Feb

Jabulani Papermaking Certification Ceremony

The women’s papermaking project in the Jabulani community has come a long way since training began a few months ago. The group has been part of the Mapepa Paper Project, and has recently completed the initial three-month training. We attended the certification ceremony, where the women carried out a demonstration on how the paper is...
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11
Feb

2020 Eco-Mentor Training at Tuli Safari Lodge

Eco-Mentor training plays a crucial part in the CITW programme.  One of the main focus areas of this training is on the teachers and community members who volunteer their time to run the Eco-Clubs in the schools. Practical activity: web-of-life lesson The purpose of the training is to prepare the teachers to facilitate these weekly...
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10
Feb

CITW Bobirwa Annual Camps 2019

The 2019 annual Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Bobirwa December camps hosted a total of 32 children between the ages of 9 and 13, with an equal representation of boys and girls. The participating learners were from two schools neighbouring Mashatu Game Reserve, namely Semolale and Gobojango primary schools. The first camp commenced by welcoming back...
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07
Feb

Children Connected to the Wilderness

On the 2019 Namibia annual camp at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp (DRC) we discovered that Kaveumana from Otjinungua Mobile School and Newman from Elias Amaxab Combined School had very interesting connections to Wilderness Safaris. Tjimbiru Kaveumana is a 15-year-old girl in Grade 4 who hails from the Marienfluss Conservancy; she has attended CITW camps...
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06
Feb

Zambia Lights for Literacy Distribution

Three rural schools with which CITW Zambezi works in Zambia are the first to receive solar lights from the Bourke Family Foundation’s Lights for Literacy initiative in this year’s distribution. Lupani Primary, Simoonga Thandizani Trust and Twabuka Community Schools were the recipient schools of last week’s distribution. Due to the rural location that these schools...
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