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Eco-Mentor Training
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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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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Mr. Pinto from African Parks and Symon Chibaka, our Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Programme Coordinator in Malawi, facilitated two days of training for CITW Eco-Mentors. 24 teachers and three coordinators attended the training, which took place at Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park with support from Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) and the Mvuu...
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We’ve had a busy few months, with Bongani Baloyi (CITW Regional Coordinator) and Lisa Witherden (Environmental Education Resource Developer) travelling around our beautiful Regions to train existing and new Eco-Mentors on our programme. We extended our invitation to the communities with which we work, encouraging them to join in to see what CITW is all...
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As a result of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli mountain bike event taking place in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier National Park (GMTFCA), we operate our programme in villages in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe surrounding the GMTFCA.  Our Children in the Wilderness Regional Programme Coordinator, Bongani Baloyi, reports on the Eco-Mentor training he conducted last...
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The first of many Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Programme Eco-Mentor trainings took place in our Zambezi Region last week. Last year, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) launched the innovative first edition of the YES Resource Book, to help drive the progamme’s goal of taking keen CITW Eco-Club members to the next level; preparing them as leaders and...
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