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CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS NEWS

07
Sep

CITW Zambezi Region Teacher Training at Kabulwebulwe Primary School

Children in the Wilderness Zambezi Region have worked with the El Hefni Foundation in the USA since 2008 following a visit by El Hefni Trustee, Suzanne Wright. In 1985, Ibrahim El-Hefni created the Technical Training Foundation, now known as the El-Hefni Foundation, which provides grants and financial support to medical and educational institutions. Ibrahim El-Hefni felt strongly that...
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02
Sep

CITW Zambezi Region – Women’s Goat Rearing Project

Goat rearing has often been referred to as ‘poor man’s farming’ and until recently, it has not been practiced on a commercial scale within our rural communities. Interestingly, it requires a very low investment but provides decent profitability so it is starting to gain popularity as a commercial industry amongst local farmers. Due to the fact that...
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26
Aug

Making a Difference on the Nedbank Tour de Tuli

There’s something about watching elephants while I’m dressed in Lycra that makes me feel particularly vulnerable. There we were, eight of us, in our tight pants and hairy legs, admiring a breeding herd drinking from a waterhole in south-eastern Botswana.
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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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