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08
Jun

Solar Lighting Kits for CITW Zambezi Schools in Zimbabwe

Thanks to The Bourke Family Foundation and their generosity over the last two years, there are now seven schools in Zimbabwe that have solar lighting kits installed in a classroom, providing ceiling lights for after-hours work. While several of the schools are located on the national electricity grid and have access to electricity, schools have...
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04
Jun

News from CITW at Bisate – May 2021

With generous donations from Wilderness Safaris Bisate guests, we have been able to support Bisate Primary School with a water purification tank. The purification tank treats the rainwater that is harvested at the school, and creates suitable drinking water for all the students and teachers! Under constructionInstalled! In May the Tuzamurane Tree Nursery Project, located...
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01
Jun

Judith’s Reading Room Award: Ziga Primary School

Very much delayed, but with much gratitude and excitement, we have finally been able to induct Ziga Primary School’s library as the 100th Judith’s Reading Room library!  Due to school closures in Zimbabwe from March 2020 – March 2021 as a result of COVID-19, this much-anticipated unveiling had to wait until we were able to...
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31
May

I See You – A Photography Lesson with a Difference

Tuesday 18 May 2021 was a very special day for all the students in P5 and P6 at one of Children in the Wilderness’ (CITW’s) partner schools in Rwanda: Akayange Primary School (situated in the village closest to Akagera National Park, where Magashi is located). With permission from the Ministry of Education and the district...
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28
May

CITW Zambezi Eco-Club Distribution

Our CITW Zambezi team has been very busy getting organised for their Eco-Club supplies distribution for Term 2! The time had finally come, where schools were open and likely to stay, With plans in place, we couldn’t wait another day. Oh the reunion of our Eco-Club family so close to our heart, Packed and loaded...
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24
May

Another Sustainability Win for Agnes!

Following Agnes Tjirare’s (Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s CITW, Culture and Stakeholder Officer) recent listing among the Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders in March, on Friday 21 May our colleague was awarded the 2021 Women and Environment accolade in Namibia’s Sustainable Development Awards. The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia awards recognise the importance of integrating sustainability...
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14
May

Unite to Light – Solar Lights for CITW Malawi Students

Unite to Light (UTL), a Santa Barbara, California non-profit organisation, in collaboration with Children in the Wilderness Malawi (CITW), has embarked on a project to source and distribute solar Luke Lights to needy students in rural areas of Malawi. UTL sources the lights and CITW distributes the lights to the students in remote areas of...
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12
May

CITW Rwanda Roundup – April 2021

With technical and financial support from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, a partner of Wilderness Safaris Rwanda, the Eco-Clubs at Bisate Primary School have created an avocado nursery! In total, 2 000 avocado seeds have been prepared, and after two months will be distributed to each Eco-Club member and the teachers, for the school...
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12
May

Otjinungua Clinic

Otjiningua village is set in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy, along the Kunene River, Namibia’s northern border with Angola. It is roughly 325 km from Opuwo, the nearest town – and will soon finally have its own clinic! Containers for the Otjinungua Clinic en route from Walvis Bay to Opuwo Comprised of converted shipping containers, the...
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