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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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The annual rains have arrived in full force in the usually drought-ridden area of Tsholotsho, in, Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland, bringing much-needed water for newly planted fields, and filling the natural waterholes and dams. With this area being notoriously difficult to farm, due to poor soil, extreme temperatures and an erratic rainfall pattern, it has provided relief...
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On this UNESCO International Day of Education, we couldn’t be more excited to share CITW Rwanda’s latest successes at Gisunzu Primary School, situated in the community neighbouring Gishwati-Mukura National Park in the north-west of the country. We are humbled by the generosity of Wilderness Safaris Bisate and Magashi guests, whose kind donations made these improvements...
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Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe, in collaboration with CITW, has officially started a ‘farm to table’ programme in three villages near Hwange National Park’s southern boundary. This programme aims to provide the most vulnerable families with food security, as well as a means for Wilderness Safaris to eventually source vegetables for staff rations in camp. The headmen...
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A Wilderness Safaris guest visited a Himba village close to Serra Cafema, and came across a Himba mom with a young baby who has albinism.  The guest felt the need to help the mom with the necessary sunscreen and other needs for the baby, and when they returned to Windhoek, they bought the supplies and...
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It’s been a busy few months, but most rewarding! To date, we’ve distributed a total of 2 540 food parcels, impacting 10 160 community members.  We’ve also added the Daweb Constituency, covering Maltahohe, to the usual five north-west partner conservancies. Otjinungua Mobile School was also included in the Marienfluss Conservancy distribution, as the school only...
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