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Eco-Mentor Training
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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Eco-Mentor training plays a crucial part in the CITW programme.  One of the main focus areas of this training is on the teachers and community members who volunteer their time to run the Eco-Clubs in the schools. Practical activity: web-of-life lesson The purpose of the training is to prepare the teachers to facilitate these weekly...
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The Simson Eco-Mentor training took place at Ngwakwana High School in Simson village from 18 to 19 October where 22 participants drawn from the school and the community attended. Bongani Baloyi conducted the training, with the assistance of Portia Phokela (our local Programme Liaison in Simson Village, Limpopo Province). The following was covered in the...
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Earlier this month, the CITW Zambezi team, together with Lisa Witherden from the Johannesburg office, and 12 Eco-Mentors from Maramani schools, met at Nottingham Estate’s Kuduland on the banks of the Limpopo River for four days of training. The aim of the training was to familiarise Eco-Mentors with the Eco-Club Curriculum for Term 3, as...
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Eco-Mentor Training for the Bobirwa Region, took place at Tuli Safari Lodge from the 5th to the 7th of April 2019. It was wonderful to have the training at the lodge for a number of reasons. Not only did the Mentors get to go on two beautiful game drives and get to see and experience...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana held training this past weekend in our Maun offices, in association with Singakwenza. Singakwenza aims to build sustainable early childhood education programmes in economically disadvantaged communities. The workshop, called Waste2Toys, “teaches parents, educators and community workers to make their own toys and teaching materials using recycling. Our goal at...
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Training for five teachers from Tshawaragano Primary School took place in Gaborone on the 27th and 28th of February, at the beautiful Gaborone Yacht Club. After the launch of the Eco-Club in October 2018, this training was a follow up for Eco-Mentors, giving them a more in-depth look at the Eco-Club Curriculum. We began by...
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