Children in the Wilderness (CITW) programmes in Zimbabwe and Zambia operate under one umbrella, known as CITW Zambezi Region, with programmes often running simultaneously or combined workshops being held. 

The CITW Programme is run in a school just outside Victoria Falls, as well as nine other schools in and around the Hwange Region. 

Shashi, Limpopo, Nottingham and Jalukange Primary Schools make up the Maramani contingent of our CITW Zimbabwe programme. Our annual fundraising mountain bike event, the Nedbank Tour de Tuli also traverses this area of southern African and the logisitics  team sources the event fresh produce from the Shashi Irrigation Scheme in Zimbabwe. This wonderful programme supports local villagers who make their living from the crops they grow. Read more about this initiative here.

Sue Goatley heads up CITW Zambezi as our Programme Coordinator, with Shuvanayi Taruvinga keeping things running smoothly in the office. 

Volunteer Programme – Zimbabwe

Children in the Wilderness has joined forces with Conservation Travel Africa. Volunteers can now join local teachers and get involved in a well-established literacy, environmental and life skills education programme in Zimbabwe.

Inspire children to care for Africa’s wilderness areas and become the wildlife conservationists of the future

As a volunteer on this project you will spend your time providing much needed teaching assistance to often under-staffed and under-resourced schools in the Jabulani area of Victoria Falls – Africa’s adventure capital! You will help teachers in the classroom, plan and teach your own lessons plus help with after-school clubs, give extra lessons, help with homework and play sports.


Read out latest news from Zimbabwe below, and browse through a few of our favourite snaps from this beautiful Region.