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Eco-Club
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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Written by Kate Collins – Wilderness Safaris Copywriter, Blog and Instagram Manager “It all starts with a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Club.” That’s how Sue Goatley (Zambezi Region Community Development Liaison and CITW Programme Coordinator) describes the day-to-day buzz that’s rippling through rural communities bordering Wilderness Safaris’ concessions in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The buzz we...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) recently launched its innovative Eco-Club programme in three new villages in Bobirwa sub-district, Botswana, at Gobojango, Mabolwe and Semolale Primary Schools. The first two-day Eco-Mentor training sessions were held at Semolale Community Hall. “We trained an enthusiastic group of local teachers and community members who volunteered to help with teaching...
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In celebration of World Elephant and World Lion Days, Children in the Wilderness put together lesson plans which focused on the day. We looked at the history behind these days, and why they’re so important to celebrate. The lessons included theory, as well as practical, artsy activities and games which highlighted the plight these animals...
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There has been much excitement in the Ngamo community recently with Ngamo Primary School receiving solar panels, wiring, lights and plugs to provide power to each of their classrooms. This was made possible thanks to generous donations from Wilderness Safaris guests. This project at Ngamo Primary makes it the first Children in the Wilderness (CITW)...
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Since the beginning of May, Bisate Primary School has been actively facilitating two Eco-Club groups, each consisting of 35 learners from P4 to P6. You can read all about Children in the Wilderness in Rwanda here. On Friday afternoon from 15h00 to 17h00, the Eco-Club gathers. One week it is the turn of the Lions...
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Thanks to the extraordinary funds raised by the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli mountain bike event, which takes place in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA), Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is able to run our life-changing programme in villages in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe surrounding the GMTFCA. In Botswana, we host Eco-Clubs...
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