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Dear CITW friends, dear Janet In 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to lead CITW for a short time. “You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know” was the credo of the late Russel Friedman, who encouraged all Wilderness Safaris staff and partners to participate in CITW camps. Rita in...
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2003 – 2006 Children in the Wilderness Malawi was established in 2003. It started with a camp programme, and hosted 10 children from the SOS Village in Lilongwe. A five-night/six-day camp was held at Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park, in the southern region of Malawi. It was full of fun, unstructured environmental education, mainly...
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Bobirwa, Botswana Thabiso Tsheole, Lentswe Le Moriti Village | Mogomotsi ‘Goms’ Ramofi, Motlhabaneng Village Thabiso and Goms are good friends and their journeys are closely linked. Goms attended CITW camps in December 2011 and 2012, and Thabiso in December 2012. The young men reconnected with Bobirwa Programme Co-ordinator Tanya McKenzie in 2018 to volunteer their...
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At the end of October, and into early November, the 300 ‘Changing the Lens on Conservation’ participants from 15 primary schools across three CITW zones underwent special skills training for basic interview techniques, in line with their environmental story-writing project. After the children had acquired basic interview techniques, CITW organised interview sessions, where local environmental...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) South Africa’s long-standing relationship with Different.Org could not be more appreciated than right now, as the fundraising organisation rolls out another impactful campaign for its Makuleke and Simson partner communities in Limpopo Province. In the recent past, Different.Org’s indefatigable Ryan Sobey has driven projects to raise funds for… A complete...
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The 11th of October 2021 was the start of the new school year in Rwanda, an exciting time for the six partner schools that Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit Children in the Wilderness (CITW) works with, in the company’s three areas of operation in Rwanda. At the start of this new school year, CITW awarded an additional...
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During the month of October, all 15 CITW Malawi Eco-Clubs were engaged in conducting interviews with field experts on their Changing the Lens on Conservation subjects. Children (the writers) interview a field expert from African Parks at Liwonde The organisations included: •             African Parks – Liwonde (Wildlife conservation and eco-tourism stories/issues) •             Wilderness Safaris –...
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June 2021 – Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana and the FNBB Foundation have joined hands at Parakarungu Primary School to sensitise more than 200 children to sustainable environmental conservation. Over this 3-year partnership, the FNBB Foundation has committed BWP767 473 towards the implementation of an environmental education, life skills and leadership development programme to...
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In June 2021 Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda were able to complete specific projects, and implement a number of others. With donations from our amazing guests and the Chairman’s Foundation, we have been able to improve the lives of many people in the communities in the vicinity of Magashi Camp at...
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During the last week of June 2021, humanitarian Anton Poplett and his team of volunteers travelled some 4 500 km from Cape Town to Botswana’s Bobirwa Sub-district in the south-east of the country. Their mission: to conduct eye tests on approximately 2 300 children aged 9-14, and some adults, at CITW partner schools, and to dispense eyeglasses...
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