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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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As part of its ongoing support of the five villages surrounding Bisate Lodge, on 19 June Wilderness Safaris Rwanda conducted a third distribution of essential supplies to 634 people and 158 families. Valued at over USD2 000, 3.5 tons of dry goods were handed over to grateful community members at Bisate Primary School. The company...
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Tshwaragano Primary School is home to Fern Brasem’s Children in the Wilderness urban Eco-Club in Gaborone. “They appealed to me with a wish list of items to help them welcome the rest of the children back to school (there are over 1 000 precious souls in this school)”, says Fern. “I called a local company...
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Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie arranged a donation from CITW of a “no touch” foot-pumped hand sanitiser dispenser for the central area/entrance for each school in the cluster, including Gobojango JSS and Mathathane – Badale JSS. MabolweBadale Tanya noted that each school already has six thermometers per school donated by Steve and Maggie Lansdown, but...
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Jakalasi Primary School, in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe, has just had a new inverter installed on the school borehole, thanks to funds raised by the Rotary Club of Port Orange-South Daytona, Florida. The previous inverter stopped working a few weeks ago, meaning the borehole could not be used and water needed to be sourced from another borehole....
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CITW Zambezi has started distributing reusable face masks, and have so far donated to the following entities around Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Old People’s HomeZimbabwe Immigration (for town office, two border posts, and the airport)Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management AuthorityVictoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit All those who received masks were so grateful and excited at the...
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With tourists still unable to travel to Rwanda, community members are feeling the impact through the decline in available jobs in the lodges surrounding Volcanoes National Park, including, for example, casual work as a porter for gorilla trekking, sales in arts and crafts, and produce supplied to lodges. With donations from guests who have previously...
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Hello boys and girls, I have some new friends for you to meet. This is Praise and Blessing. They have just received new masks so that they can go out safely during the coronavirus pandemic. At first, Praise was very nervous to have something covering her nose and mouth, as she was scared she would...
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One of our Eco-Club members from the Zambezi Region, Nicky, recently wrote this delightful piece about life during COVID-19, giving us quite the insight into life at home. We were sent home early, scurrying like rats at the sight of a cat.  We missed our second term exams, and I was not happy because I...
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Further to their core commitment to driving community empowerment in Botswana, Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Air have donated essential supplies worth P33 000 to its long-term Vumbura Concession partners, the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Wilderness Safaris also donated food hampers and hand sanitisers worth P27 000 to 80...
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