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16
Apr

Shashe Primary School Eco-Club – Hands-on in the Vegetable Garden

Up until Botswana’s 28-day lockdown from 2 April 2020, Shashe Primary School’s Eco-Club members were very hands-on in their vegetable garden! The Eco Club members were happy to be in the garden and getting their hands dirty. They have already completed a clean-up campaign of the grounds, and started preparing the garden plots and beds,...
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15
Apr

Eliot Felix – Inspiring Positive Action in his Community

After being raised by his uncle who was a poacher, and who was shot at by Liwonde National Park rangers while in the act of wildlife poaching, Eliot Felix would like nothing more than to see his community understand the benefits of wildlife conservation and the fruits of ecotourism.  Eliot as a CITW camper in...
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14
Apr

Sustainable Conservation through Leadership Development – A Working Concept in Malawi

Kondwani Chilima joined CITW in 2008 in Grade 8. CITW sponsored her education, as her parents were unable to finance the costs. She attended teachers’ training college, after which she went on to complete the bridging course at the Southern African Wildlife College, focusing on environmental education and leadership. Two years ago, the Ministry of...
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02
Apr

New Solar Pump for Lupani Primary School Borehole

Lupani Primary School, located 70 kilometres from Livingstone in Zambia, has just completed their borehole works. Thanks to funding from CITW Zambezi, the hand pump at the school borehole has been replaced with a solar pump. A 5 000 litre water tank, as well as a 2 500 litre water tank that the school had...
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26
Mar

Overseas Adventure Travel and Stellar Wordworks

Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) guests undertake school visits to three CITW-partnered schools in Zimbabwe: two just outside Victoria Falls and one in Hwange. Guest interaction with students is invaluable, as it provides an opportunity for children to speak and expand on their English skills. However, as Grand Circle Foundation and OAT strongly believe that the...
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24
Mar

Eco-Mentors meet Ms Zenzi Awases – CITW Namibia board member

Recently, CITW Namibia Eco-Mentors had the good fortune of meeting one of our CITW Namibia board members, geologist and President of Women in Mining Namibia, Ms Zenzi Awases. The mentors greatly benefited from meeting Zenzi and gaining insight into her profession, as well as how the mining and conservation sectors are interlinked. Zenzi confirmed that...
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23
Mar

Textbook Distribution at St Mary’s Primary School

Last week, students and teachers at St Mary’s Primary School, located 120 km from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, received a consignment of curriculum textbooks thanks to Grand Circle Foundation (GCF). More than 500 textbooks were delivered and depending on the grade, included English, Mathematics, Science, and Agriculture books for all levels from ECD – Grade...
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20
Mar

Distribution of Solar Lights to Rural Schools around Livingstone

Last week, CITW Zambezi undertook another distribution of solar lights to rural schools surrounding Livingstone, Zambia. Loading as many lights as we could in the back of our car, we made several trips out to some of the more remote primary and secondary schools. On arrival, we were warmly greeted by teachers who welcomed us...
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19
Mar

CITW Namibia | Eco-Mentor Training

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not”. ~ Dr Seuss – The Lorax Children in the Wilderness aims to inspire and empower our children to take responsibility for their future as well as our shared natural heritage. Connecting with nature in the Daan Viljoen Nature...
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