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CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS NEWS

11
Aug

COVID-19 awareness in Malawi, and the importance of washable face masks

Hand-washing as one of the means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 was explained and demonstrated to CITW Malawi Eco-Club children and YES Club youth during May of this year. Led by a health worker based in the community, together with the Eco-Club teachers, they placed great emphasis on the importance of hand-washing at all...
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11
Aug

Rwanda CITW & Community Update – August 2020

Repairs to Bisate water project completed Last year in November, Wilderness Safaris, in partnership with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (The Fossey Fund) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB), rehabilitated the existing water infrastructure at Bunyenyeri and Bushokoro, both situated close to Bisate Lodge and Bisate Primary School in Rwanda’s Musanze District. The project, which...
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07
Aug

Lupani Primary School Eco-Garden Success

Lupani Primary School’s eco-garden is flourishing thanks to dedicated teachers and community members who have been tending to it throughout the last few months while schools have been closed because of COVID-19. Lupani is located just north of Kazungula, about 75 kilometres from Livingstone in Zambia, and is one of the seven schools in the...
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05
Aug

Conservation Heroes: Our Botswana Community Support

‘We saw evidence of malnutrition in some of the children, and people whose food was running out. They didn’t know food was coming’. Kim Nixon, Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD, describes ‘an increasing scale of hardship’ witnessed in his team’s ongoing outreach to villages surrounding the Okavango Delta, and Bushman families within the Central Kalahari Game...
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05
Aug

Conservation Heroes: Our Rwanda Community Support

Caring for the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic comes naturally to Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge, perched on an eroded volcano near Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park (VNP) and in the midst of five communities collectively known as Bisate village. Recently listed in Travel + Leisure’s ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’, the lodge is a...
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05
Aug

Agnes Tjirare – Rising to the Challenge

Supporting our communities has never been as critical as today, and one such person is Agnes Tjirare, Namibia’s CITW and Culture Coordinator in Namibia. Agnes has been involved in either driving and coordinating, or visiting and reporting on, a number of projects alongside governmental partners and others, to keep the “the wolf from the door”...
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04
Aug

Warmquelle Resource Centre

CITW Namibia Programme and Community Coordinator, Agnes Tjirare reports that at Warmquelle Primary School, children from in and around the community have been making use of the CITW/Kickin’ Back-donated Resource Centre, and have been borrowing English and Maths books for home schooling. School Principal Mr Mbomboro was pleased to share that some children have also...
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31
Jul

Marienfluss Tippy Tap Construction

A COVID-Relief challenge in the most remote corners of Namibia has been the implementation of frequent hand-washing. Mr Opuvaro Katundu, the Head of Department of all the mobile schools around Opuwo, led an initiative, accompanied by Health Extension workers, to build Tippy Taps at water-collection points and households as far north as the Mariennfluss Conservancy...
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30
Jul

Run the 2020 K-Way SkyRun for CITW

Calling all lovers of adventure and the great outdoors – yes, we know that’s you! We’re looking for 5 mountain runners to take part in the 2020 K-Way SkyRun as CITW Ambassadors. For a minimum donation of R5 000, you get to enjoy one of South Africa’s most challenging trail runs. Plus, you’ll have the perfect opportunity...
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