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Lupani Primary School, located 70 kilometres from Livingstone in Zambia, has just completed their borehole works. Thanks to funding from CITW Zambezi, the hand pump at the school borehole has been replaced with a solar pump. A 5 000 litre water tank, as well as a 2 500 litre water tank that the school had...
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Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) guests undertake school visits to three CITW-partnered schools in Zimbabwe: two just outside Victoria Falls and one in Hwange. Guest interaction with students is invaluable, as it provides an opportunity for children to speak and expand on their English skills. However, as Grand Circle Foundation and OAT strongly believe that the...
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Last week, students and teachers at St Mary’s Primary School, located 120 km from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, received a consignment of curriculum textbooks thanks to Grand Circle Foundation (GCF). More than 500 textbooks were delivered and depending on the grade, included English, Mathematics, Science, and Agriculture books for all levels from ECD – Grade...
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The third and final phase of the St Mary’s classroom refurbishment has just begun. Last week, over 200 litres of paint, as well as brushers, rollers, and other equipment were delivered to the school in Hwange. This follows the completion of the first two phases: the superstructure and the roofing. The paint delivery also coincided...
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The construction of a classroom block at Lesedi Primary School has finally entered the home stretch, thanks to the generosity of Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) and guests of Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT). After some delays in acquiring the materials and securing a builder to complete the work, the roof of the new classroom block is...
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The women’s papermaking project in the Jabulani community has come a long way since training began a few months ago. The group has been part of the Mapepa Paper Project, and has recently completed the initial three-month training. We attended the certification ceremony, where the women carried out a demonstration on how the paper is...
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Three rural schools with which CITW Zambezi works in Zambia are the first to receive solar lights from the Bourke Family Foundation’s Lights for Literacy initiative in this year’s distribution. Lupani Primary, Simoonga Thandizani Trust and Twabuka Community Schools were the recipient schools of last week’s distribution. Due to the rural location that these schools...
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Having visited Jabulani Primary School, located 20 km outside Victoria Falls, in 2019, Cristina Henriquez went home wanting to make a contribution to the students. She decided that, as many students had torn uniforms, she wanted to donate uniforms to the children who were in the greatest need. We were able to organise this over...
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Our Namibia Community Engagement Administrator Agnes and CITW Admin Assistant Juliet are excited and very proud to introduce their new CITW Donation Drum, created and installed at the Wilderness Safaris Windhoek office this week. “The transformation of the drum was a lot of fun indeed, with hidden artistic talents discovered”, says Agnes. It was an...
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January 2020 – Children in the Wilderness (CITW) recently announced that the 2018 Nedbank Tour de Tuli promotional video has won the Best South African Film in Sports Tourism category at the International Tourism Film Festival Africa awards.   “We are delighted to have won this award at the first International Tourism Film Festival Africa...
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