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19
Feb

CITW Focuses on Growing Environmental Education in Africa, February 2016

Wilderness Safaris Press Release:  February 2016 – Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is excited to launch its revised strategy for the next four years, focusing on making a sustainable and positive difference in the lives of rural African schoolchildren and their families through environmental and life skills education. “If we are to ensure that Africa’s...
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17
Feb

De Riet Kindergarden, Namibia, February 2016

A kindergarden in De-Riet was officially opened on the 20 January 2016. One of the old buildings at De-Riet called ‘Die Winkel’ was renovated by community members who worked tirelessly on the site while stakeholders such as Wilderness Safaris and their partners, the Torra Conservancy supplied materials and meals. The building consists of one main hall that...
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26
Jan

Brand new CITW publication – Eco-Stars – January 2016

Hot off the press, this upbeat magazine encapsulates everything that Children in the Wilderness is about and introduces you to the fabulous people behind the scenes, from our tireless team and the dedicated and caring Eco-Mentors to the gifted children themselves – our Eco-Stars. Printed copies of the magazine will be available in Wilderness Safaris...
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13
Jan

Children in the Wilderness: A finalist in the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in NGOs, January 2016

Children in the Wilderness is proud to have been selected as a finalist in the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organisations.  The awards ceremony will be in Madrid on the 20th January 2016. The UNWTO Awards, created by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), are the flagship awards for the global tourism sector. Every year,...
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13
Jan

Annual CITW camps, Botswana, January 2016

CITW held six camps in 2015, two camps in April were for the Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Programme; two annual CITW Eco-Club camps in September and a further two annual CITW Eco-Club camps were held in December. The aim of hosting these children was to share the ideas between the Eco-Mentors and children.   The  curriculum...
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13
Jan

CITW Malawi Annual Camps, Malawi, January 2016

CITW Malawi Camp program of 2015 was its 13th year and it hosted a total of 70 children. Since 2003, CITW has hosted a total of 1116 first-time campers and 156 repeat campers. 2015 Camps took place at CAWS Chintheche Inn in the northern region of Malawi. Every activity and lesson was based on the...
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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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