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Thanks to many generous donors during 2020, Children in the Wilderness Zambezi has been able to distribute 2 706 food packs to those most in need. This equates to 108 tonnes of food, and has impacted approximately 13 530 people over the year, providing them with much-needed food relief at a time when so many...
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After a request from the Gishwati community committee to Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Safaris Rwanda, and thanks to generous donations from Wilderness Safaris’ guests, we were able to assist Gisunzu Primary School and the surrounding community with a special chicken egg-farming project at the start of this year. In the villages close to...
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The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) COVID-Relief food drive is the hardest drive of all our Botswana outreaches – not in terms of the volume of food parcels that need to be delivered, but the sheer expanse of kilometres that need to be covered, and the extremely rough terrain to get to these remote villages....
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Six motivated volunteers at Lesedi Primary School, near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, have each received a food pack as part of the Food for Work programme. The six volunteers have been working hard since the reopening of schools, and help to ensure that daily tasks are carried out without disruption to the school day. Tasks include...
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Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Safaris Rwanda’s support for the Gishwati communities continued this month, with another round of food parcels distributed to the most disadvantaged families in the area.   The team packed and prepared 1 735 kg of maize, 888 kg of beans and 230 soap bars (with a total value of...
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CITW Namibia works closely with the Sesfontein Health Centre through a nutrition and deworming initiative, as well as COVID-19 awareness offered jointly through Eco-Clubs. The facility was established in 1960 by Dr Nell and Nurse Julia Ganuses in Sesfontein. Mr Shikale, who is a registered nurse in charge of the health facility, started a small...
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Staff from the Mogalakwena Research Centre in Limpopo Province today visited Modikwa School and Kibi Clinic to deliver sanitiser and mask donations that had been kindly donated by Skoert Products and Elizabeth Lategan a couple of weeks ago. The masks were gratefully received by Mr Masilo Kobe, social worker at the clinic. Portia Phokela CITW...
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CITW South Africa has received a number of wonderful donations, and some of our Johannesburg staff headed out to hand these over to our various communities. Bongani Baloyi handing over sanitisers and masks for the Makuleke schools and clinic First stop was the Simson community near Alldays in Limpopo. Here we handed over donated hand...
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On Friday the 30th of October, a Wilderness Safaris Rwanda and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) team distributed 117 parcels containing essential supplies to 535 Gishwati community members, to provide for them through the upcoming month. The day before, volunteers from the Rwandan team packed the parcels and divided 1 765 kg of maize meal, 904...
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October 2020 – As many rural communities in Botswana continue to struggle with the economic effects of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris, together with its non-profit partner Children in the Wilderness (CITW), distributed a third round of food parcels to vulnerable families within the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), as well as Habu and Sankoyo villages, and communities...
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