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Eco-Mentor Training
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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To celebrate, motivate and empower the amazing Eco-Mentors at Children in the Wilderness’ (CITW) six partner schools in Rwanda, a special get-together and workshop was organised for the programme’s 18 teachers and school leaders. On Friday 15 April, the teachers travelled from their respective areas (as long as six hours by bus) to Kigali. The...
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CITW Zambezi had a lovely opportunity to interact with teachers and community leaders from four different schools and villages in the Southern province of Zambia. Kawewa Primary School was chosen as the meeting point for the Southern Cluster, and the schools present included Kasaya, Sikaunzwe, and Sibbulo Primaries, as well as the host school, Kawewa....
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Youth are our future – destined to be our planet’s custodians, a role now more critical than ever. Twenty years ago Wilderness Safaris made a commitment to rural African children by founding Children in the Wilderness (CITW), our non-profit partner organisation offering life skills training, leadership development, and environmental education to children from remote villages...
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The CITW Zambezi team is thrilled with the new partnership between themselves, Peace Parks Foundation and the Simalaha Community Conservancy.  As part of our partnership, CITW will be establishing their  Eco-Club Programme in 12 schools in the  Conservancy, which is supported by Peace Parks Foundation. We would also like to extend our thanks and gratitude...
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Recently, CITW Namibia Eco-Mentors had the good fortune of meeting one of our CITW Namibia board members, geologist and President of Women in Mining Namibia, Ms Zenzi Awases. The mentors greatly benefited from meeting Zenzi and gaining insight into her profession, as well as how the mining and conservation sectors are interlinked. Zenzi confirmed that...
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“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not”. ~ Dr Seuss – The Lorax Children in the Wilderness aims to inspire and empower our children to take responsibility for their future as well as our shared natural heritage. Connecting with nature in the Daan Viljoen Nature...
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Last week, CITW Zambezi hosted 33 Eco-Mentors for an annual training session. Facilitated by Kirsty van der Want from the Johannesburg office, and with an aim of familiarising the Eco-Mentors with the Eco-Club curriculum that they are using this term, it was an intensive, fun- and learning-filled three-day programme. A special part of the training...
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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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