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Eco-Club
Having been managed by Children in the Wilderness (CITW) South Africa over the last few years, the decision was recently undertaken to pass the management of the Maramani schools in the Beitbridge region back to CITW Zambezi. We packed up our trusty Ford Ranger with all the new Eco-Club trunk supplies, and headed out to...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW), was pleased to host the official launch of its first urban Eco-Club at Tshwaragano Primary School in Gaborone, Botswana, on 3 April 2019. By extending its innovative programme into this city school at the end of 2018, CITW is furthering its drive to teach even more children about the importance...
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Designing and basic sciences are complementary Eco-Club activities, which give the club members a chance to look at some common problems and to work on bringing about solutions. The topics range from social to environmental, and a number of Eco-Clubs have already implemented the concept to stop water runoff, and encouraged water absorption on their...
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This excellent article on Children in the Wilderness’ work in Africa appeared in the Telegraph UK over the weekend. Written by Roderick Gilchrist. The children saw the lions before the lions saw the children. Woken by their chatter, the big cats rose up from the long gold and green grass, yawned, stretched, sniffed the breeze...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana held training this past weekend in our Maun offices, in association with Singakwenza. Singakwenza aims to build sustainable early childhood education programmes in economically disadvantaged communities. The workshop, called Waste2Toys, “teaches parents, educators and community workers to make their own toys and teaching materials using recycling. Our goal at...
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World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd of March. This year’s theme is ‘Life below water: For people and planet’. The World Wildlife Day 2019 aligns closely with the Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life below water, which focuses on marine species, and will be an opportunity to highlight the critical issues and...
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Kemelo joined the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Club programme in 2006 when he was in Standard 4 at Tubu Primary School in the Okavango Region of Botswana. He attended a CITW camp as a camper at Jacana Camp in 2008 and again in Kaporota in 2009. Kemelo is born and raised in Tubu village,...
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Training for five teachers from Tshawaragano Primary School took place in Gaborone on the 27th and 28th of February, at the beautiful Gaborone Yacht Club. After the launch of the Eco-Club in October 2018, this training was a follow up for Eco-Mentors, giving them a more in-depth look at the Eco-Club Curriculum. We began by...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW), in association with Diacore Gaborone Marathon, has launched an exciting Sports in the Wilderness programme at 15 of its affiliated Eco-Club schools in Botswana. From 11 to 27 February 2019, each school will be hosting an environmentally-themed track and field Sports Day to inspire and motivate children to care for...
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Between April and December 2018, Children in the Wilderness Malawi Eco-Clubs raised 20,000 tree seedlings in its southern zone near Liwonde National Park. In the northern zone, the children participated in the Root to Fruit reforestation project, where over 20,000 seedlings were also raised and then distributed to the local communities by January 2019. From...
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