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This year CITW’s Open Day programme had three events, which were conducted in TA Liwonde, on the eastern side of Liwonde National Park; TA Kalembo, on the western side of Liwonde National Park; and in TA Malanda, at Chintheche on the Nkhata Bay lakeshore. Children explain to Government officials and local leaders about recycling waste...
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The last week for CITW Zambezi was huge, having organised over 25 tonnes of mealie meal to be delivered to fifteen of our partner schools. This delivery will ensure that over 5 400 students and teachers receive a minimum of one meal every day when they come to school, whether it is porridge in the...
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CITW Zambezi is so pleased to announce that over the past few months both Lupani Primary School and the community surrounding the school have had two boreholes installed thanks to a very generous donor – Well Deserved. Water is life, and in the area’s harsh climate, having easier access to water improves the efficiency of...
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Lucy Robbins was a recent Sabyinyo guest who was particularly moved by her visit with a family in a neighbouring SACOLA (Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association) village in the Volcanoes National Park area of Rwanda. So much so that on Friday 9 September she arranged for Nyiranziza Lenia and Mbitezimana Emmanuel, and their six children, to...
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CITW Zambezi, in collaboration with Obert Vundla, was recently able to visit the ladies who trained at Ziga under the Blue Collar Travellers’ sponsorship of the Tsholotsho Agri-Course for Girls. While there, CITW held an awards ceremony honouring the ladies’ efforts, endurance and hard work – which is reflected in the beautiful gardens they have...
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It’s been a busy time for our Victoria Falls-based CITW Zambezi team. Sue Goatley, Programme Co-ordinator and Community Development Officer for the region, gives us an overview of their current Zimbabwean projects. INCOME-GENERATING GROUPS Baskets In a bid to establish a project in rural areas that would make a difference, CITW decided to utilise soft...
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Thanks to generous donations from guests of Wilderness Bisate and Wilderness Magashi, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) and Wilderness Rwanda teams were able to complete four projects this month, directly benefiting the villages and schools in the Bisate and Gishwati areas. As usual in Rwanda, the projects were selected and managed by the Community...
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Wilderness Damaraland Camp has been a model for community-based conservation initiatives since 1996 – an award-winning partnership between Wilderness Namibia and the neighbouring Torra Conservancy. Here, guests can visit De Riet village, and meet the residents – our partners – many of whom are staff members and other service providers for the camp. A few...
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Here are some beautiful images, and a note of thanks to CITW Bobirwa’s Tanya McKenzie (also a multiple-repeat rider in the Nedbank Tour de Tuli), from Mr Monakwane, Headmaster of Lentswe-le-Moriti Primary School, after the cyclists handed over backpacks filled with supplies for the children. Two riders from Group 9, Jeremy Powell and Pete Dowling,...
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Following the success of the first Foundations for Farming workshop in Zimbabwe, CITW Zambezi rolled out the programme to five of our Zambian partner schools and their surrounding communities. The week was packed with successful workshops in each of the school gardens, with some 327 people attending the farming training. These people included teachers, Eco-Mentors,...
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