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Last week, the Children in the Wilderness Zambezi team joined forces with Pristine Victoria Falls to organise a fun and informative afternoon workshop for 50 teachers and students from local schools. Pristine Victoria Falls is an organisation that is able to see that the issue of litter in our beautiful little town and surrounding areas...
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As part of Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s ongoing mission to support Serra Cafema’s neighbours in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy in north-west Namibia, the company – in co-operation with various donors and other stakeholders – recently presented a fully-fitted mobile clinic worth USD1.5 million to the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services. The handover took place...
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Unusual challenges necessitate unconventional thinking, and this was very much the case in finding a simple yet effective solution to the double challenge of water scarcity and human-wildlife conflict in the remote settlement of Shokomokwa in Ngamiland. Residents fetch water from the river daily, often encountering dangerous wildlife, even lions and elephants, along the way....
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Following a visit last year to the Zambezi Elephant Welfare & Conservation Trust by the elders of Jabulani village, Shuvanayi Taruvinga, Wilderness Safaris Community Liaison for Zambezi, recently facilitated a follow-up workshop on human-elephant conflict (HEC) mitigation in the community. The training was well received, and will go a long way to improving the relationship...
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In late March and early April 2022, visionary humanitarian Anton Poplett and his intrepid team journeyed into Botswana to conduct eye tests on thousands of learners and teachers in Children in the Wilderness (CITW) partner – and other – schools across the Okavango Delta. In order to expand this third outreach to even more children,...
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April 2022 – Empowers Africa, a non-profit and Wilderness Safaris’ fiscal 501c partner in the United States, recently donated USD10 000 from proceeds of their COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser to the Wilderness Wildlife Trust’s Maltahöhe Community Project. This grant has enabled Wilderness to provide sufficient food hampers to sustain 70 families of four for a month;...
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Due to COVID-19 and the associated global economic hardships, which have also affected our programme, the Children in the Wilderness Malawi (CITW) programme scaled down its programme activities to waste paper recycling, health and nutrition, reforestation, and storytelling (Children in the Media). Mr Charles Mankhokwe (centre), Root to Fruit General Manager, being briefed on Nanthomba...
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On the 7th of March 2022, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana team headed out to Nxaunxau Primary School to meet Karin Fröhlich, Wilderness Safaris’ Germany-based sales partner, and a group of her agents, who wished to donate stationery and toiletries to the children. Nxaunxau village is located in the North-West District of Botswana,...
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Now more than ever, CITW Zambezi believes that children’s education on environmental awareness is vitally crucial in protecting and sustaining our beautiful wilderness areas. Through our Eco-Club programmes, we aim to build environmental awareness and empower students to find solutions and take constructive action on local pollution problems. This week we were so pleased to...
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Recognising the need to offer a second chance to girls who did not do well academically at school in neighbouring communities, Wilderness Safaris has initiated a sustainable life-skills programme focusing on agriculture. Started in partnership with Blue Collar Traveller (Children in the Wilderness Zambezi’s long-term scholarship sponsors), the Agri-Course for Girls programme commenced at the...
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