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13
Jan

Tree planting at Twabuka Primary School, Zambia, December 2015

CITW, in partnership with the Department of Forestry in Livingstone, Twabuka School and the Sinde Community undertook a tree planting exercise at Twabuka Primary School in an effort to participate in climate change management. Deforestation has been on the increase in rural areas and afforestation is the only way to restore the much needed carbon...
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13
Jan

Inaugural Tri-Nations Camp at Mapungubwe National Park, GMTFCA, December 2015

We held our first tri-nations camp at Mapungubwe National Park at the beginning of December, with children from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe attending.  The objective of the camp was to host the first ever CITW camp with children from three different countries – Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.  This being part of the agreement...
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12
Jan

Bicycle art competition, Botswana, December 2015

In April 2015 The Mike Bikes Foundation donated 24 bicycles and cycling gear to CITW Eco-Clubs in Botswana (see Quarter Two 2015 newsletter for more information on the handover). As transport in the villages is a challenge, bicycles are an ecologically and financially sustainable vehicle that will provide positive change in the lives of children...
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11
Jan

Annual Rocktail CITW camp, South Africa, December 2015

We hosted another successful annual camp at Rocktail Camp for 6 girls and 6 boys from Vululwazi and Kwamqobela Primary Schools.  A teacher from each school also attended.  Topics covered included leadership values, teambuilding, snorkelling, and beach games. The environmental topics included the web of life/food chains, turtles and the five senses in animals.  The...
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10
Jan

Cross pollination of ideas for CITW Adult Eco-Clubs, Botswana, January 2016

Some member off two of the CITW Adult Eco-Clubs recently met and spent some time together.  Shashe Adult Eco-Club Chairperson and Vice Chairperson visited Habu Adult Eco-Club and 15 members from Habu Adult Eco-Club attended the meeting. The aim of the meeting was for the clubs to work together to improve their livelihoods and to...
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10
Jan

Children in the Wilderness Zambezi and the University of Newcastle Partnership, Zimbabwe and Zambia, December 2015

Children in the Wilderness (Zimbabwe and Zambia) collaborated with teacher education staff and students at the University of Newcastle, Australia to conduct a two-week study tour for Australian students to Victoria Falls in September/October 2015. The seven teacher education students visited schools in the area, ran a resource-making workshop with local teachers and collaborated with...
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10
Jan

Zithulule Daycare Centre Christmas party, South Africa, December 2015

Wilderness Safaris Johannesburg once again generously supported a Christmas party for the children at Zithulele Daycare Centre in Olivenhoutsbosch.  Names of the children are hung on the office Christmas tree and staff members buy gifts for the children.  Despite there been 92 children at the daycare centre, we still ran out of names so some...
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07
Jan

CITW Early Literacy Teacher Training Workshop, Zambezi region, December 2015

Children in the Wilderness Zimbabwe, in collaboration with Wordworks, (a non-profit organisation based in South Africa), recently held a hugely successful Early Literacy Teacher Training Workshop in Victoria Falls.  Thanks to generous donor funding from across the globe, including contributions from the Zambezi Cycle Challenge, various private individuals and corporations, 37 Early Childhood Development (ECD)...
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05
Jan

Eco-Mentor training in GMTFCA, GMTFCA, January 2016

The purpose of the workshop was to train teachers to become Eco-Mentors by upgrading skills in their environmental understating so that they are able to start and run Eco-Clubs and also to enable them to better implement school and village environmental projects and initiatives. The training was also aimed at introducing the teachers to Children...
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