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During the last week of June 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his team of volunteers travelled some 4 500 km from Cape Town to Botswana’s Bobirwa Sub-district in the south-east of the country. Their mission: to conduct eye tests on approximately 2 300 children aged 9-14, and some adults, at CITW partner schools, and to dispense eyeglasses...
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Gisunzu Primary School in Rwanda has seen some huge improvements since they partnered with CITW and Wilderness Safaris. The newest project, just completed, focused on improving the school grounds. The vision was to transform what previously looked more like a construction site and barren land into a volleyball court, with proper drainage to avoid floods...
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Humanitarian Anton Poplett is on a week-long mission, conducting eye tests for the children of Botswana’s Bobirwa area. The results have been amazing and in two days his team has screened around 1 000 children aged 9 to 14! https://tulitrust.org/https://ladykhamatrust.org/https://4x4outfar.com/Heartfelt thanks to our generous donors for sponsoring this project, including Anton and his team, as...
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June was a very special month for the Akayange community, as well as for Akayange Primary School, both situated just outside of Akagera National Park where Wilderness Safaris Magashi is located. Thanks to generous donations from guests of both Magashi and Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge at Volcanoes National Park, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has...
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With many grateful thanks to Suzanne Wright, we have been able to carry out maintenance and repairs on the boreholes whose installation we have facilitated in Tsholotsho, south of Hwange National Park, over the last few years. Maintenance and repairs are critical to ensuring that all the equipment associated with the solar boreholes is looked...
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With generous donations from Wilderness Safaris Bisate guests, we have been able to support Bisate Primary School with a water purification tank. The purification tank treats the rainwater that is harvested at the school, and creates suitable drinking water for all the students and teachers! Under constructionInstalled! In May the Tuzamurane Tree Nursery Project, located...
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Following Agnes Tjirare’s (Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s CITW, Culture and Stakeholder Officer) recent listing among the Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders in March, on Friday 21 May our colleague was awarded the 2021 Women and Environment accolade in Namibia’s Sustainable Development Awards. The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia awards recognise the importance of integrating sustainability...
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Unite to Light (UTL), a Santa Barbara, California non-profit organisation, in collaboration with Children in the Wilderness Malawi (CITW), has embarked on a project to source and distribute solar Luke Lights to needy students in rural areas of Malawi. UTL sources the lights and CITW distributes the lights to the students in remote areas of...
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Otjiningua village is set in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy, along the Kunene River, Namibia’s northern border with Angola. It is roughly 325 km from Opuwo, the nearest town – and will soon finally have its own clinic! Containers for the Otjinungua Clinic en route from Walvis Bay to Opuwo Comprised of converted shipping containers, the...
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Late last year, CITW’s Agnes Tjirare conducted a short course on communities growing their own food, and the value of nutrition. At the end the community members were provided with seeds and shown how to plant them. She returned to the same community late last month and these are the results.
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