Ivan and Jen of ‘Overlandi’ stayed at Wilderness Safaris’ Desert Rhino Camp where they learnt about Children in the Wilderness (CITW). They then got in touch with Agnes Tjirare, our CITW Programme Coordinator in Namibia, where they arranged a meeting at Wilderness Safaris’ office in Windhoek. The Overlandi Family expressed great interest in getting involved at Warmquelle Primary School.
We are an adventure-loving family whose philosophy in life is “it’s nice to be nice.” In 2018, we plan to combine these two passions by driving through South and East Africa to Europe and doing humanitarian projects along the way. Our focus is children’s health and education, made possible by sponsorship from both individuals and companies. Our goal is to teach our children the Swahili proverb, “Love has to be shown by deeds not words.”
Agnes presented the poultry farming project which is being run at Warmquelle Primary School – a school with which CITW partners to run our Eco-Clubs. The Coopers immediately decided to purchase 80 chicks for the project. The chicks were three days old when we got them so Agnes had to arrange feeding and drinking stops along the way throughout the journey to the school. Who knew chicks were so demanding!
Overlandi also invited Mr Kevin White from Global Vision 20/20, to offer eye care and spectacles at no cost to the learners, teachers and a few members of the community. Cooper Tyres Africa, which is one of Overlandi’s main sponsors, provided children with caps at the school. Overlandi also donated various posters covering a number of subjects to the Warmquelle School Library. It was a full day, well spent and to finish off lots of fun was had with soccer balls donated by Game Stores, all organised through Overlandi.
Watch a video on the day below 🙂
Report by Agnes Tjirare – CITW Namibia