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CITW Namibia Programme and Community Coordinator, Agnes Tjirare reports that at Warmquelle Primary School, children from in and around the community have been making use of the CITW/Kickin’ Back-donated Resource Centre, and have been borrowing English and Maths books for home schooling. School Principal Mr Mbomboro was pleased to share that some children have also...
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A COVID-Relief challenge in the most remote corners of Namibia has been the implementation of frequent hand-washing. Mr Opuvaro Katundu, the Head of Department of all the mobile schools around Opuwo, led an initiative, accompanied by Health Extension workers, to build Tippy Taps at water-collection points and households as far north as the Mariennfluss Conservancy...
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Elias Amxab Combined School Upgrades Mrs Karutjaiva, the principal at the school, used the COVID lockdown time to gather community members and learners to mend the school fence. It took them three days to complete; they also built Tippy Taps for each classroom, as well as for the school entrances. In addition, she sourced a...
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An anecdote from voices of the Jabulani Community on the partnership with Children in the Wilderness in Zimbabwe, working on a new community garden. We heard them when then they spoke to us during community meetings, saying that we can work together to ease our plight. But we whispered amongst ourselves, “Our folk love to...
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Agnes reports back after checking in with a number of Namibian communities while their schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We visited various homes randomly to see how parents were making use of the school booklets learners received to study at home. We were pleased to see that parents were allocating study time for...
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, has embarked on a mission to support rural communities in the Zambezi region, through the provision of food relief, hygiene products as well as educational assistance in the form of student allowances. Valued at USD31 600, the support has impacted...
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Wilderness Safaris Namibia has donated 250 outdated, unused uniforms for the Warmquelle and De Riet communities to make face masks. The masks will be provided to the De Riet Kindergarten, Jacob Basson Combined School and Warmquelle Primary School.     The De Riet community welcomed the gesture with excitement and they are all ready to produce...
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750 Grade 7, 9, and 12 students in five of our Livingstone schools, Have been given a face mask, making them look very cool. Now that examination classes are back to the grind, Students must have a face mask so that they don’t fall behind.  The less learning time lost, the more opportunity students have...
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Lena Florry is Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s Area Manager for Damaraland, Desert Rhino Camp and Doro Nawas, and a member of the Torra Conservancy, with whom Damaraland Camp has a pioneering ecotourism partnership. As part of its ongoing mitigation of human-wildlife conflict (HWC) in north-west Namibia, the company, through its sustainability fund, donated a lion-proof kraal,...
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Work has just finished on the Lukosi Clinic garden’s borehole conversion. Thanks to Grand Circle Foundation, the borehole has been converted from an electric pump to a solar-powered system. Located in the clinic’s vegetable garden, the borehole provides the water needed to sustain the crops which feed the clinic patients. Due to constant power cuts...
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