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Eco-Club
In Malawi, reports Symon Chibaka, CITW’s Eco-Clubs introduce junior school children to specifically focused environmental education and life skills programmes. When these Eco-Club members graduate to Secondary School, they join the YES Programme where they practice their knowledge acquired on practical activities and projects such as… • Reforestation • General civic education/awareness campaigns  • Helping to...
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Tshwaragano Primary School in Gaborone, Botswana, is the newest addition to the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) family. CITW Botswana will be running our Eco-Club programme in the school, with this fabulous bunch of teachers. Since the end of the school year is fast approaching, Fern Brasem (Wilderness Safaris Business Unit Manager, Gaborone) and Lisa...
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Children in the Wilderness’ Regional Programme Manager Janet Wilkinson (Mama Janet) spent last week visiting the schools in the Malawi programme. “I was particularly struck by the humility and impressive work ethic of our scholarship students; but perhaps more poignant is the prospect of 500 schoolgirls learning science with access to just six computers. Any...
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Since launching its innovative Eco-Club programme in 2001, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has focused on reaching more children, more often, and now proudly runs 67 Eco-Clubs across seven African countries. In addition to hosting 3 300 children at Eco-Clubs throughout the year, CITW has hosted nearly 7 000 children and 402 teachers at 207...
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Read Gaba Modirapula’s (CITW Botswana – Programme Assistant) report on the donation of 30 bicycles from Mike’s Bikes Foundation The Mike’s Bike Foundation’s mission is to get more people on bikes, as they believe in the power of the bicycle. The foundation depends on the donation of used bikes, passing them on to communities in...
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Read Kelly Baitshoki’s (CITW Botswana – Admin Assistant) report on Greening the Delta The project of planting indigenous trees, which was launched this year by Children in the Wilderness Botswana, has come to an end. We ran this project as a competition, looking at efforts our schools have made towards this project. Climate change is a concern...
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Once again, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana has received bicycles and cycling equipment from The Mike’s Bike Foundation. The last donation was made in 2015 where they donated 24 bikes. On the 8th of October, Ken Martin, the CEO of Mike’s Bikes, came through to the Wilderness Safaris offices in Maun to handover the...
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Since launching in Botswana in 2001, Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), has impacted the lives of over 10 000 children in seven African countries through a range of environmental and life skills educational programmes, with many alumni later joining the ecotourism industry in adult life. Working in partnership with many of...
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A pair of shoes can change everything. For many children at Ngamo Primary School, in rural Zimbabwe, a pair of shoes is essential to getting to school every day. Through hot, dense sand, children will often need to walk a 10km round trip from home each day.  Torn and either too big or too small,...
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