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13
Sep

Fresh Water for the Students & Community Members of Lupani, Zambia

CITW Zambezi is so pleased to announce that over the past few months both Lupani Primary School and the community surrounding the school have had two boreholes installed thanks to a very generous donor – Well Deserved. Water is life, and in the area’s harsh climate, having easier access to water improves the efficiency of...
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12
Sep

Sabyinyo Guest Donates Cow to Village Family

Lucy Robbins was a recent Sabyinyo guest who was particularly moved by her visit with a family in a neighbouring SACOLA (Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association) village in the Volcanoes National Park area of Rwanda. So much so that on Friday 9 September she arranged for Nyiranziza Lenia and Mbitezimana Emmanuel, and their six children, to...
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08
Sep

Ziga Women-Empowerment Project Awards Ceremony

CITW Zambezi, in collaboration with Obert Vundla, was recently able to visit the ladies who trained at Ziga under the Blue Collar Travellers’ sponsorship of the Tsholotsho Agri-Course for Girls. While there, CITW held an awards ceremony honouring the ladies’ efforts, endurance and hard work – which is reflected in the beautiful gardens they have...
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19
Aug

CITW Zambezi Community Update August 2022

It’s been a busy time for our Victoria Falls-based CITW Zambezi team. Sue Goatley, Programme Co-ordinator and Community Development Officer for the region, gives us an overview of their current Zimbabwean projects. INCOME-GENERATING GROUPS Baskets In a bid to establish a project in rural areas that would make a difference, CITW decided to utilise soft...
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17
Aug

CITW and Wilderness Rwanda Community & School Update – August 2022

Thanks to generous donations from guests of Wilderness Bisate and Wilderness Magashi, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) and Wilderness Rwanda teams were able to complete four projects this month, directly benefiting the villages and schools in the Bisate and Gishwati areas. As usual in Rwanda, the projects were selected and managed by the Community...
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12
Aug

CITW Zambezi – Chidobe Primary School Book Distribution

They say that the more that you read, the more things you will know, and the more that you learn the more places you will go! This is why CITW Zambezi is always so appreciative of donations of books to distribute to our partner schools throughout Zimbabwe. Last week a lovely lady donated a large...
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10
Aug

Winter Warmth for De Riet Children

Wilderness Damaraland Camp has been a model for community-based conservation initiatives since 1996 – an award-winning partnership between Wilderness Namibia and the neighbouring Torra Conservancy. Here, guests can visit De Riet village, and meet the residents – our partners – many of whom are staff members and other service providers for the camp. A few...
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05
Aug

School-Grown Sustenance in Zimbabwe

The need for students to have a meal while at school is more important than ever, due to the increasing number of children throughout Zimbabwe coming to school on empty stomachs. Because of this, CITW Zambezi is enormously proud of the Chidobe Primary School Eco-Club, which has been able to set up and establish a...
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02
Aug

CITW Rwanda Facilitates Conservation Camps for 80 Primary School Children

Eighty young learners from four schools in Rwanda’s Kinigi area were hosted on two tremendously successful Conservation Camps last week. From Monday 25 through Saturday 30 July 2022, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda, in partnership with Conservation Heritage-Turambe, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Muhisimbi Youth in Conservation, ran the workshops. © Conservation...
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