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Eco-Mentor Training
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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Eco-Mentors (primary school teachers and local mentors who run the Eco-Clubs), underwent a two-day training session on how to implement basic design sciences with Eco-Club members. The basic science sessions are very complementary to the CITW curriculum, in that the children learn more about solving social and environmental problems using basic science. The Design Squad...
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In each of our seven Regions where we operate – Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – our after school Eco-Club programme continues to tick over nicely. The Eco-Clubs focus on environmental education and life skills lessons. Our YES Resource Book was officially launched in the Zambezi Region, reaching high school and early school leavers, also with a...
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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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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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