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Eco-Mentor Training
July 2024 – Wilderness’ non-profit community programme, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), has officially launched in Kenya and Tanzania. With more than two decades of successfully running the programme in Southern Africa, and Rwanda since 2018, the CITW programme is now also fully operational in these two countries.   Sue Goatley with the new Kenyan...
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Building on a thriving foundation of Community Liaison Doctor Tipay’s impact work in Tanzanian communities, Wilderness Tanzania recently officially kickstarted the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) programme here. Eco-Mentor Training Preliminary Eco-Mentor training of teachers and volunteers at partner schools was facilitated by Victoria Falls-based Sue Goatley, Wilderness Zambezi’s veteran Impact Manager. After two days...
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In line with our Wilderness Impact strategy, this month, Aline Umutoni and Jean Damascene Nkuriragenda visited the seven schools that we partner with on Educate projects. We are very proud of the proactive CITW clubs in the schools, and wanted to celebrate this with the students by supporting them with Club T-shirts. The schools now...
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Okavango Wilderness Safaris gathered stakeholders from its exclusive Botswana Members Club programme at The Patio Restaurant in Gaborone, to express its heartfelt gratitude for the Members’ ongoing support, and the positive impact they enable. The Wilderness Members Club, inaugurated in 2012 and launched in Botswana in 2017, invites Southern African residents to join the Wilderness...
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Before joining Wilderness, Jean Damascene worked as a Social and Religious Studies teacher at various schools in Rwanda’s Northern Province for five years. Jean Damascene’s journey in environmental education began in 2018 when Bisate Primary School partnered with Wilderness Bisate for the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) programme. He became an Eco-Mentor, leading the Eco-Clubs...
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Children in the Wilderness Rwanda (CITW) organised a two-day workshop for the teachers involved with the CITW Eco- and YES Clubs in our seven partner schools. In total, 21 teachers and three CITW colleagues participated in the training on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September. The schools are Bisate Primary School, Bisate Secondary School and...
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February was off to a busy start for the CITW Zambezi team, who were able to carry out the first of four Eco-Mentor trainings for 2023. With 59 Eco-Clubs spread across Zimbabwe and Zambia, the first Eco-Mentor training entailed 56 Eco-Mentors from 23 of our Victoria Falls, Lupane and Hwange Eco-Clubs gathering in Victoria Falls...
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Completed Diploma level in 2018 Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 2022 from the Bunda College of Agriculture (University of Malawi) From 2008 to 2011 Davie was a CITW Malawi Eco-Club member, after which he joined the YES Club programme. Seeing his potential, CITW organised a scholarship through the Wilderness Wildlife Trust for Davie to...
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From the beginning of 2020 until recently, the Covid-19 pandemic cast a dark shadow over Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana’s programme in our partner-schools. With schools adopting new tactics to curb the spread of the disease among children and teachers, all organisations running extracurricular activities across Botswana, including Children in the Wilderness, took a...
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Following the success of the first Foundations for Farming workshop in Zimbabwe, CITW Zambezi rolled out the programme to five of our Zambian partner schools and their surrounding communities. The week was packed with successful workshops in each of the school gardens, with some 327 people attending the farming training. These people included teachers, Eco-Mentors,...
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