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22
Mar

World Water Day – Clean Water for rural Schools and Communities in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Most of us take for granted that we have a regular supply of clean water. We turn on our taps and have clean drinking water available to us. For the remote, drought ridden rural communities of Matabeleland North in Zimbabwe, access to clean water is considered a luxury. An average day for women and young...
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16
Mar

CITW and Pack for a Purpose give soccer kit, South Africa

Three years back Vumi Dlakavu (who works in our Johannesburg office) started a casual morning soccer practice in Vosloorus for youngsters aged seven through 15. The sessions became a regular event and the boys became quite disciplined about attending the sessions. Last year Vumi decided to form a youngsters’ soccer team: “We started participating in...
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13
Mar

Hearing tests with communities in Rocktail Bay, South Africa

Earlier this week, Rocktail General Manager Natalie Gouws has been spending time in the local community around camp, visiting two villages, KwaMqobela and KwaMpukane. She picks up the story: “We had a team of seven people come to Rocktail to do hearing tests and to see who might need hearing aids. In total we saw about...
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10
Mar

Children in the Wilderness – Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop

The Children in the Wilderness Team attended a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) course in Cape Town, from the 20th to 24th February 2017. The course was coordinated by the International Institute for Local Development (http://www.iildev.org/), and was run by Dr. Richard Tobin from the USA. Richard is a world renowned expert in the field,...
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09
Mar

Pack for a Purpose – Stories from Travellers to Vumbura Plains, Botswana

On a recent trip to Wilderness Safari’s Vumbura Plains Lodge in Botswana, Anna and Peter ‘Packed for a Purpose’ to help women and children in need. Children in the Wilderness partners with Pack for a Purpose, whose mission is to positively impact communities around the world by assisting travellers who want to bring meaningful contributions to the...
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03
Mar

Sinde Village Residents Receive Wonderful Gifts: Luci Solar Lights, Zambia

A visitor to Zambia, Regina Cholnoky took time out to visit Twabuka Primary and Sinde Village as part of a cultural activity offered by Children in the Wilderness and Toka Leya Camp. Her heart went out to this poor rural community when she learned that once the sun went down, all activity stopped in the...
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24
Feb

World Wildlife Day celebrations, Zambezi Region

On the 20th December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 03rd March as the official date for World Wildlife Day, a day specifically set aside to raise awareness for the plight of wildlife around the globe. Considering that almost one quarter of the world’s population is aged between 10...
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17
Feb

Botswana Quarterly Community News: Fourth Quarter 2016

COUNTRY NEWS: BOTSWANA For an update on all the news from Botswana for October to December 2016, please click here.
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17
Feb

Namibia Quarterly Community News: Fourth Quarter 2016

COUNTRY NEWS: NAMIBIA For an update on all the news from Namibia for October to December 2016, please click here.
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