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Mainza Mweeba was born in Sinde Village, Southern Province, Zambia, into a family of five children. His parents are subsistence farmers – the main form of livelihood in this region. Education is often not prioritised in this area, with few parents encouraging their children to attend school and get an education. Noticing that few people...
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Botswana Programme Co-ordinator, Mo Lebekwe, reconnects with a 2019 camper. Name: Oaratwa Tlotlo “T-Gurl” Chilume Age: 12 years old Gender: Female Grade: Standard 6 at Tubu Primary School Home village: Mathangwane Country: Botswana, Northwest Region When and why did you join the Eco-Club in your school? I joined the club in 2016 when I was...
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“Growing together with my forest – healthy environment for healthy life.” The Nangondo Cluster Centre is on the eastern side of Liwonde National Park, and is a hub for four Eco-Clubs in the local primary schools. The Nangondo Centre’s aim is to raise 5 000 seedlings of different trees. The trees will be distributed free...
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“They have come to believe that human wellbeing can come from healthy plants (vegetation and trees)”. ~ Boston Wadi – former Eco-Club member, now site manager and tree nursery attendant for the Nanthomba Cluster reforestation project. Boston meets a maximum of 15 Eco-Club members twice a week, facilitating reforestation activities. The sessions include: Environmental conservation...
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During this lesson held in May, Eco-Club members learned about the importance of forests and were encouraged to take part in the reforestation of their communities. The children filled pots in readiness for sowing tree seeds for the next growing season. “Growing together with my forest” is the motto for the Nanthomba Eco-Club children. Every...
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From 13-16 May CITW Malawi, with support from Ian Strange of the UK, organised special lessons for Eco-Club children from around Liwonde National Park. In total over 80 children and 20 youth, along with nine Eco-Mentors and teachers from eight Eco-Clubs, participated at their respective Eco-Club centres. The events launched special Eco-Club lessons to assure...
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Our vision at Children in the Wilderness is to support sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.   Our educational programme includes aspects of environmental education and life skills development, as we believe that both of these are crucial in forging an enduring path for informed, dedicated and passionate next-generation leaders...
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Brenda Finaughty is our CITW Zambezi Environmental Education Coordinator. She is a wonderful asset to the team, and yesterday shared her inspiring poem, which applies to every single one of us…
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Up until Botswana’s 28-day lockdown from 2 April 2020, Shashe Primary School’s Eco-Club members were very hands-on in their vegetable garden! The Eco Club members were happy to be in the garden and getting their hands dirty. They have already completed a clean-up campaign of the grounds, and started preparing the garden plots and beds,...
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Kondwani Chilima joined CITW in 2008 in Grade 8. CITW sponsored her education, as her parents were unable to finance the costs. She attended teachers’ training college, after which she went on to complete the bridging course at the Southern African Wildlife College, focusing on environmental education and leadership. Two years ago, the Ministry of...
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