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Deep in Namibia’s far north-western Kunene Region you will find Otjinungua, set on the Marienfluss Conservancy, and some 340 km from the closest town, Opuwo. Here, arguably Namibia’s most isolated group of Himba live. The distance, access and harsh environment makes it challenging for these residents to have the same quality of life that other...
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We are proud to announce that for the second year in a row Wilderness Zambezi, through its non-profit partner, CITW Zambezi, has won the Environmental Stewardship and Social Impact Award. L-R: Hon. Richard Moyo – Resident Provincial Minister for Matabeleland North, Courtney Pritchard, Cynthia Ndiweni, Willard Razawo – Executive Director for CSR Network Zimbabwe, and...
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It’s been a busy few months, but most rewarding! To date, we’ve distributed a total of 2 540 food parcels, impacting 10 160 community members.  We’ve also added the Daweb Constituency, covering Maltahohe, to the usual five north-west partner conservancies. Otjinungua Mobile School was also included in the Marienfluss Conservancy distribution, as the school only...
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In June of this year humanitarian, Anton Poplett travelled to Botswana’s Bobirwa District to conduct eye tests on the children at our partner schools, as well as some teachers and adults, and dispense spectacles where applicable. We are thrilled to share a few of the children’s success stories after receiving their eyeglasses. Omaatla is a...
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Thanks to a generous donation of USD2 400 from Bisate guests, CITW Rwanda has been able to support the Brave Youth Forever Group, which operates in Bisate village. The group comprises young volunteers who are active in the area. The funds will be used to support a chicken project, which includes 200 chickens, all materials...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) South Africa’s long-standing relationship with Different.Org could not be more appreciated than right now, as the fundraising organisation rolls out another impactful campaign for its Makuleke and Simson partner communities in Limpopo Province. In the recent past, Different.Org’s indefatigable Ryan Sobey has driven projects to raise funds for… A complete...
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The Zambezi CITW team was very busy last week, carrying out the final distribution for 2021 to schools in the Tsholotsho region outside the Wilderness Safaris’ areas in Hwange National Park.  Seven tonnes of donations were taken down, and we travelled in a convoy of four vehicles. Donations were dropped off at two central schools...
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Recognising the plight of Wilderness Safaris communities in Zimbabwe after the devastating loss of tourism income from COVID lockdowns, in 2020 Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Safaris Zambezi quickly set up a regional Conservation Heroes relief programme to assist their neighbours with food and other essential supplies. Their latest outreach was conducted in September...
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“There have been some wonderful developments in terms of our community involvement, and it’s such a pleasure to update you on some of the projects we’ve been busy with”, reports Agnes Tjirare CITW, Culture and Stakeholder Officer, with Clement Lawrence, Namibia Sales & Marketing Manager. Marienfluss Clinic Medical Supplies The project is quickly nearing completion,...
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Recognising the plight of Wilderness Safaris communities in Zimbabwe after the devastating loss of tourism income from COVID lockdowns, in 2020 Children in the Wilderness Zambezi quickly set up a regional Conservation Heroes relief programme to assist their neighbours with food and other essential supplies. Their most recent outreach was conducted in partnership with WildAid....
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