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02
Dec

Elephants Alive’s Dr Michelle Henley Wins Prestigious 2019 SANParks Kudu Award for Women in Conservation

Congratulations to Elephants Alive’s Dr Michelle Henley, Director, Co-founder and Principal Researcher, for her prestigious 2019 SANParks Kudu Award for Women in Conservation! The award recognises and celebrates women that are ground breakers in the area of conservation, environmental education, tourism and socio-economic development areas. In presenting this award, the aim is also to raise...
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29
Nov

CITW Malawi Youth – Practical Outcomes for YES and Eco-Club Members

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) YES Club member Nelson Chikwewa is a Malawian park ranger who participated in the translocation of 17 rhinos from the Republic of South Africa to Malawi’s Liwonde National Park in November 2019. Nelson shared his experience with CITW, and expressed his heartfelt appreciation for being part of the team which...
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29
Nov

Get to know our Botswana Eco-Mentors – Auntie Kei

“Let’s meet Botswana’s Auntie Kei”, writes her fellow Eco-Mentor, Lesley. “She was an Eco-Club member at Gunotsoga Primary School and a camper in 2009 at Jacana Camp when I first met her in 2017 during her interview to further her studies at the Southern African Wildlife College (sponsored by CITW). I saw passion in her...
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26
Nov

KAFUE NATIONAL PARK DAY TRIP FOR ECO-CLUB MEMBERS

Recently, 32 students and four teachers from Kabulwebulwe, Mapoko, Jifumpa, and Kamakechi primary schools near Kafue National Park in Zambia were treated to a day trip into the national park. As the schools are located far away from each other, Kabulwebulwe and Mapoko visited Lufupa River and Lufupa Tented Camps, and students from Jifumpa and...
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25
Nov

2019 CITW ECO-CAMP AT DAVISON’S, HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

Children in the Wilderness Zambezi held its annual camp for students from the Tsholotsho region, south of Hwange National Park, at Davison’s Camp this past week. The CITW Zambezi team, together with Avias, the manager at Davison’s, and his team, hosted 32 Grade 6 students from Ngamo, Ziga, Kapane, Jakalasi, and Mpindo Primary Schools for...
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20
Nov

Tsholotsho Women’s War on Plastic – African Ant-ics Basketware

In August 2018 we introduced you to the Tsholotsho Women’s War on Plastic income-generating project. Read this heart-warming story here. Victoria Falls-based African Ant-ics support the Tsholotsho women’s group, purchasing their beautiful woven basketware to sell on to an international audience. Their products are ideal for use in the hospitality industry, and a lot of...
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15
Nov

CITW Bobirwa Annual Eco-Camps

Writing and photos by Angelica Mills Children in the Wilderness Bobirwa operates within the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) hosted another successful back-to-back series of Eco-Club camps at Serolo Camp in Tuli Wilderness. Tuli Wilderness kindly donated one week of accommodation, from 27 September – 5 October 2019, for the CITW...
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15
Nov

Tracey Mabasa – NYM Cultural Youth Awards Entry

Tracey Mabasa is a CITW Eco-Club member from the Makuleke community who graduated from high school in 2017 with six distinctions (alongside Destiny, our future pilot)! Tracey as a young CITW Camper She has entered the NYM Cultural Youth Awards with her entertaining visual poem, which our coordinator for the region, Bongani Bongs Baloyi, translated...
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15
Nov

Eco-Mentor Training, Rwanda

Written by Lisa Witherden Janet Wilkinson (CITW Programme Manager) and Lisa Witherden (CITW Environmental Education Resource Developer) headed for Rwanda at the end of October to run Eco-Mentor Training in the region. Our wonderful Rwandan Team – Ingrid Baas (CITW Programme Coordinator) and Aline Umutoni (CITW Community Coordinator) – organised the week of training that...
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