NGOs working together to create a great impact, Botswana

Junior Ranger Botswana Programme is an NGO that provides environmental education for children and youth in Botswana. Their slogan is “They Explore, Learn and Protect”. The Junior Ranger motto is recited by children around the country; each taking an oath of their own.

Junior Ranger Botswana have found that there are many effective ways in which they can share what they are doing, and as such, they invited CITW for the official launch of their tree planting and forestry activity which was held at Island Safari Lodge in February. During the launch, there was a review of the booklet “PLANTS AROUND US” which contains information on plants species for students to learn more about the plants in their communities.

The tree planting activity was facilitated by retired forester Rainer Kopsell from Germany, who conducted various educational forestry projects in different countries.

This year, CITW Botswana is running a project across all its Eco-Clubs. Eco-Clubs have to collect seeds of indigenous trees and plant them in and around their schools and communities. They also have to identify and create tags of information to display on the trees. This wonderful opportunity to participate in the Junior Ranger Day will help CITW with this project.

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