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22
Nov

CITW Malawi – Changing the Lens on Conservation Project, Chintheche Zone Update

At the end of October, and into early November, the 300 ‘Changing the Lens on Conservation’ participants from 15 primary schools across three CITW zones underwent special skills training for basic interview techniques, in line with their environmental story-writing project. After the children had acquired basic interview techniques, CITW organised interview sessions, where local environmental...
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22
Nov

Bobirwa Children’s Eyeglasses Outreach – Feedback

In June of this year humanitarian, Anton Poplett travelled to Botswana’s Bobirwa District to conduct eye tests on the children at our partner schools, as well as some teachers and adults, and dispense spectacles where applicable. We are thrilled to share a few of the children’s success stories after receiving their eyeglasses. Omaatla is a...
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15
Nov

Chicken-Egg Farming Project Launched in Bisate Village

Thanks to a generous donation of USD2 400 from Bisate guests, CITW Rwanda has been able to support the Brave Youth Forever Group, which operates in Bisate village. The group comprises young volunteers who are active in the area. The funds will be used to support a chicken project, which includes 200 chickens, all materials...
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12
Nov

Different.Org Launches MARS Project Fundraising Campaign for CITW SA

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) South Africa’s long-standing relationship with Different.Org could not be more appreciated than right now, as the fundraising organisation rolls out another impactful campaign for its Makuleke and Simson partner communities in Limpopo Province. In the recent past, Different.Org’s indefatigable Ryan Sobey has driven projects to raise funds for… A complete...
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09
Nov

Tsholotsho Schools, Hwange – November 2021 Distribution

The Zambezi CITW team was very busy last week, carrying out the final distribution for 2021 to schools in the Tsholotsho region outside the Wilderness Safaris’ areas in Hwange National Park.  Seven tonnes of donations were taken down, and we travelled in a convoy of four vehicles. Donations were dropped off at two central schools...
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02
Nov

Anton and 4x4OutFar’s Life-changing Children’s Eye-testing Extended to Zimbabwe

After changing the outlook of hundreds of CITW children in Botswana’s Bobirwa region earlier this year, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his eye-testing team set their sights on assisting students and staff at several CITW and Painted Dog Conservation partner schools around Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Anton picks up the story… Heading out from Cape Town...
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02
Nov

Eye-Testing at Tsholotsho Schools, Hwange

Over three days in late September 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett of 4x4OutFar, and his Global Vision team, in partnership with Children in the Wilderness (CITW), visited six of the schools in the Tsholotsho region that we work with, to carry out eye-test screening for students between the ages of 10 and 14 years.  There are...
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02
Nov

CITW Rwanda Starts the 2021-22 School Year on a High Note

The 11th of October 2021 was the start of the new school year in Rwanda, an exciting time for the six partner schools that Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit Children in the Wilderness (CITW) works with, in the company’s three areas of operation in Rwanda. At the start of this new school year, CITW awarded an additional...
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29
Oct

CITW Malawi – Changing the Lens on Conservation, November 2021

During the month of October, all 15 CITW Malawi Eco-Clubs were engaged in conducting interviews with field experts on their Changing the Lens on Conservation subjects. Children (the writers) interview a field expert from African Parks at Liwonde The organisations included: •             African Parks – Liwonde (Wildlife conservation and eco-tourism stories/issues) •             Wilderness Safaris –...
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