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Eco-Club Camp
Children in the Wilderness, in partnership with Camp Hwange, recently held another annual camp.  Hosted by Camp Hwange, 26 Grade 6 students from Jabulani and Lesedi primary schools near Victoria Falls, and St Mary’s and Sinamatella Primary Schools near Hwange, were in attendance. After a long drive in, students were warmly greeted by excited staff...
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We just love the “Where are they now” stories that inevitably emerge on our annual camps. Desert Rhino Camp’s Edison Gevin Awarab has one such inspirational story. He joined CITW in 2005 as a camper, and it was on that particular camp that he learned to care for the environment in a sustainable way, and...
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At CITW Namibia’s annual Eco-Club camp held at Desert Rhino Camp, the children had a fascinating practical lesson on the topic of Namibia’s biodiversity and eco-systems. They were given material to prepare a map of Namibia showcasing the country’s varied topography. The campers were excited about their task and everyone in the teams had something...
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Eco-Mentor volunteer Angelica Mills shares a glimpse into how we prepare for the children before an Eco-Club annual camp. As she says, all made possible through Bobirwa Programme Coordinator, our beloved “Aunty” Tanya McKenzie’s amazing hard work and dedication!  “Quirky smiles. I love watching the children experiment and pose with their favourite mentors. We take...
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Forty-eight Eco-Club members and 48 YES Club members from eight Primary Schools and two YES Club centres around Liwonde National Park were hosted by Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) Mvuu Camp on their annual camp in early January 2020. This year’s camp sponsors included the Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust (MEET), CAWS, Rosemary Pencil Foundation, Children...
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Cathy Kays, co-owner of The Jao Reserve in Botswana’s wild and beautiful Okavango Delta, shared an impressive fact with us… did you know, the Kays’ magical Jacana Camp has hosted Children in the Wilderness camps every year since 2002! That’s some two decades of changing children’s lives through inspiring positive action, hosting a total of...
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This month I had an incredible opportunity to join the CITW Namibia Team on their annual camps.  Over eight days, 47 amazing children from three schools were hosted at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, located in the Palmwag Concession.  The whole environment was just extraordinary.  The children were warmly welcomed with song and dance by...
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Botswana guide Ollie Porote volunteered at this year’s Vumbura Plains Eco-Club camp. I was at Vumbura Plains at the beginning of December to help share our interpretation of nature with local Eco-Club schoolchildren. Vumbura Plains North guides and I presented interesting and instructive lessons on the formation of the Okavango Delta formation and its biomes....
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Anyone familiar with Mashatu’s classic Limpopo bushveld will immediately recognise these glorious landscapes, and have a deep appreciation for the amazing experience these children have had. Thank you Angelica Mills for these lovely moments from what is a truly life-changing experience for these rural children!
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An update from Kirsty van der Want from our CITW Namibia annual camp at Wilderness Safaris Desert Rhino Camp, where just one of the lessons the children have is on the fascinating, endemic welwitschia, the country’s national plant. Children arrive in campLearning about welwitschiaDamaraland skyDesert-adapted black rhino They also had a thrilling walk to see Critically...
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