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26
Aug

CITW Makuleke Youth Environmental Stewardship Workshop

Janet Wilkinson was delighted to catch up with some of the high school children who have participated on the CITW camps at Pafuri Trails since 2013. She reports on the most recent August workshop with the Makuleke children where the focus was on life skills, tertiary education and entrepreneurship.
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26
Aug

CITW Bovet School Eco-Mentor Training Workshop

Bongani Baloyi hosted a two-day training workshop for 17 educators (including a deputy principal) at our Johannesburg offices last month.
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23
Aug

Tour de Wilderness Celebrates 12th Nedbank Tour de Tuli

Tour de Wilderness, the organiser of the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli multi-stage mountain bike event, is proud to celebrate the success of its 12th Tour which saw 330 participants cycle across 275km of challenging and remote terrain in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa between 28 July and 2 August. “The 2016 Tour not only...
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20
Jul

CITW regional partnership with the Southern African Wildlife College

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has partnered with the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) to provide opportunities for CITW participants to build on their environmental education by attending a six-month wildlife bridging course. The first group of 15 CITW students from Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe are scheduled to start the course in July. “This...
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05
Jul

CITW Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) camp, Namibia

This camp was specially conducted for 15 secondary school learners. We had 13 CITW scholarship students and 2 from Children Life Change Centre. The Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) programme in Namibia changed its approach this year by focusing more on career exposure and life lessons through engaging the students with professionals from various industries. Fun...
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20
Jun

CITW Namibia visit to CITW Botswana: “fostering a culture of openness and transparency”

Sharing ideas with colleagues is extremely important and teamwork is a fundamental skill in the workplace.  CITW Namibia decided to visit Botswana to see and gain knowledge on how to start/work with Adult Eco-Clubs as they would like to establish these in Namibia. Ketji and Agnes arrived at the Maun office on 23rd June and...
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06
Jun

CITW Eco-Club cross border debate, Zambia and Zimbabwe

On Wednesday 01/06/2016 Shearwater Café, located on the bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe, kindly played host to the first ever Cross Border CITW Eco-Club debate on Reforestation. As reforestation is one of the projects for the Zambezi Eco-Clubs this year, the teams were discussing whether the trees being planted should only be indigenous (Zambia) or...
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06
Jun

Beekeeping workshop for Adult Eco-Clubs, Botswana

CITW trained the Adult Eco-Clubs in beekeeping in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture on the 6th-9th April. The Training was officially opened by the Headman of Beetsha village and was facilitated by a Bee Keeping Coordinator from Ministry of Agriculture Mr Ntsie. The workshop was held at Beetsha village and was attended by 2 groups:...
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25
May

Eco-Mentor Training in Maramani, Zimbabwe

On 11 March 2016, CITW Regional Coordinator, Bongani Baloyi, conducted an Eco-Mentor training workshop at Shashi Primary School in Maramani, Zimbabwe. A total of seven (7) teachers from Nottingham (1), Limpopo (1), Jalukange (1) and Shasi (4) Primary Schools and a local ward councillor attended the training. The workshop was aimed at introducing the participants...
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