Caroline Culbert recently spent an inspirational morning at Ngamo Village on the outskirts of Hwange National Park, and met various community members working on a number of uplifting projects.

The women’s weaving group was gathered in a picturesque shady spot, and we spent time with them while they chatted and worked on their basket weaving and glass recycling projects.

The colourful baskets are woven from recycled plastic gathered from the surrounding eco-tourism camps, and the finished baskets are incorporated into various décor projects for Wilderness Safaris.

The bricks are made by a group of men from the community and are reinforced with recycled glass. They are used by the community to uplift their standard of housing in the village.

The Ngamo School Eco-Club children and their teacher gathered around listening to entertaining stories told by guests from Linkwasha. There was also time to sing songs and play several games with the visitors.