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The Bobirwa Cluster schools Eco-Club activities last week involved many lessons from the curriculum which the Eco-Mentors worked through during their training at the beginning of the month. These are Mabolwe Primary School children Making a Tippy Tap with Aunty Katie Balone, Uncle Khumo Dingalo and Bolokanang Rutang. These are Gobojango Primary School children learning...
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Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CITW is supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas....
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CITW plans on launching a new Eco-Club, and Rev. P.A Schmidt, a primary school in Maltahohe, was identified as a potential partner. Maltahohe is a village in southern Namibia, in an area close to the Wilderness Safaris camps on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve at Sossusvlei. CITW Namibia’s Programme Coordinator Agnes Tjirare, and Administrative Assistant Juliet...
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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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Following on from the enormously successful Eco-Mentor training last weekend, our Bobirwa Eco-Clubs have all held environmental lessons, and introduced their school heads and children to the wonderful, lockable trunks packed with amazing educational goodies. Enjoy this selection of activities from Gobojano, Motlhabaneng, Lentswe-le-Moriti, Mabolwe, Semolale and Mathathane primary schools – from lessons on hygiene...
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Reflex Mbomboro, star student from Braunfels Agriculture High School, sent us this heartwarming thank-you: “It’s my greatest pleasure and heartfelt gratitude that I may write this letter to you. “My name is Reflex Mbomboro, aged 19 years from Sesfontein village up in Kunene Region. I was a student at Braunfels Agriculture High School from 2015-2019. ...
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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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Caroline Culbert recently spent an inspirational morning at Ngamo Village on the outskirts of Hwange National Park, and met various community members working on a number of uplifting projects. The women’s weaving group was gathered in a picturesque shady spot, and we spent time with them while they chatted and worked on their basket weaving...
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During November, our YES and Eco-Clubs engaged in a tree-planting and caring campaign. Working jointly with Root to Fruit, a number of centres were targeted, and demonstrations on how to plant and care for the trees were held. Community members, nearby schools and village-based organisations were invited. The main objective for the campaigns was to...
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Children in the Wilderness Eco-Club members participated in a bird-counting exercise in Liwonde National Park with Dr Tiwonge Mzumara-Gawa, a volunteer Conservation and Research Officer for the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM), the national partner of BirdLife in Malawi. Tiwonge has been honoured with the International Young Conservationist Award for her inspiring work...
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