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CHILDREN IN THE WILDERNESS NEWS

31
Jan

CITW Supports Feeding Programme at Bisate Primary School

Since the start of the school year in October 2021, Bisate Primary School has been providing meals to all of the 1 500 learners enrolled at the school. An initiative from the Rwandan government to motivate learners to attend school and not skip any school days, the feeding programme has proved to be a big...
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25
Jan

Zambezi Schoolbook Project – A Short History

Cherished CITW supporters, Claude and Barbara Mayfield of the Zambezi Schoolbook Project, have been instrumental in improving literacy in rural Zimbabwe, a feat of exceptional fundraising, organisational and logistical skills. Since the inception of our partnership, and their first container of reading material was shipped from Atlanta in the USA in 2014, tens of thousands...
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24
Jan

Update from CITW at Gishwati Forest – January 2022

On this UNESCO International Day of Education, we couldn’t be more excited to share CITW Rwanda’s latest successes at Gisunzu Primary School, situated in the community neighbouring Gishwati-Mukura National Park in the north-west of the country. We are humbled by the generosity of Wilderness Safaris Bisate and Magashi guests, whose kind donations made these improvements...
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21
Dec

School Supplies for Rwanda Scholarship Recipients

CITW Rwanda is proud to have facilitated 110 scholarships for learners at Bisate Secondary School, Rwabirharamba Secondary School outside Akagera National Park and Kinihira Secondary School close to Gishwati Forest, effective from the beginning of the current school year. Aline with the children at Rwabirharamba Secondary School The funding was provided by Wilderness Safaris Bisate...
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21
Dec

US Embassy, CITW Botswana Empower Girls in the Delta Through Conservation Science Camp

During the first week of December, 30 girls from Seronga’s Ngambao Junior Secondary School underwent yet another exciting and empowering training at the second Conservation Science Camp for Girls in Rural Areas in Eretsha. The camp, which is supported by the US Embassy and implemented by Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana, is intended to...
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15
Dec

Farm-to-Table Ploughing Project – Tsholotsho

Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe, in collaboration with CITW, has officially started a ‘farm to table’ programme in three villages near Hwange National Park’s southern boundary. This programme aims to provide the most vulnerable families with food security, as well as a means for Wilderness Safaris to eventually source vegetables for staff rations in camp. The headmen...
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09
Dec

Serra Cafema guest donation to Himba mother

A Wilderness Safaris guest visited a Himba village close to Serra Cafema, and came across a Himba mom with a young baby who has albinism.  The guest felt the need to help the mom with the necessary sunscreen and other needs for the baby, and when they returned to Windhoek, they bought the supplies and...
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09
Dec

Community-relief food parcel update

It’s been a busy few months, but most rewarding! To date, we’ve distributed a total of 2 540 food parcels, impacting 10 160 community members.  We’ve also added the Daweb Constituency, covering Maltahohe, to the usual five north-west partner conservancies. Otjinungua Mobile School was also included in the Marienfluss Conservancy distribution, as the school only...
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09
Dec

Sesfontein community and school eco-garden produce ready for sale

A few months ago after bountiful harvests, CITW Namibia supplied more vegetable seeds and additional fruit trees to partner schools and community gardens around Sesfontein. We also decided to move the school gardens to a few selected community homes to ensure that the gardens are cared for during school and public holidays.  The results have...
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