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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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Children in the Wilderness Rwanda’s (CITW) partner primary school in the Gishwati Forest area, Gisunzu Primary School, is growing, with many new learners enrolling for classes. Since Wilderness and Gisunzu Primary School partnered in 2019, the students have been participating more actively, and there are significantly fewer dropouts! Not only that, but the new students...
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Wilson Chiyembekezo – Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, University of Malawi; pictured with Symon Chibaka, CITW Malawi Programme Co-ordinator Wilson comes from a small family in Traditional Authority (TA) Liwonde on the eastern side of Liwonde National Park. Wilson’s parents and grandparents lived in the area which is currently Liwonde National Park for many years, and...
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Very kind and thoughtful Swiss guests travelled to Wilderness Bisate with almost 60kg of extra luggage! Their additional luggage was filled with school materials like pencils, backpacks, notebooks, and more, as listed on the Pack for a Purpose packing list. Our CITW Rwanda colleagues Aline and Damascene distributed the supplies to our partner schools in...
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Wilderness Sabyinyo, was Rwanda’s first community-owned lodge. It is operated by Wilderness Rwanda but owned by the Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association (SACOLA) community trust, in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation and the International Gorilla Conservation Programme. SACOLA was established to receive rental and other income from Sabyinyo, such as lease fees paid by the...
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In March 2024, Children in the Wilderness and Wilderness Rwanda facilitated the donation of 55 goats to individual families in the Akayange Community just outside Akagera National Park. This distribution was made possible by kind donations from guests visiting Wilderness in Rwanda. The Akayange Community committee assisted our team members Aline and Damascene with the...
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Wilderness Damaraland Camp was delighted to host Miss Namibia 2023, Jameela |Uiras and facilitate her reintroduction to her to her cultural roots in this breath-taking landscape. Damaraland Camp is extremely proud of its three-decade partnership with the Torra Conservancy, and the positive impact the joint venture has had on the communities here. During her visit,...
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Children in the Wilderness Zambezi recently concluded its annual camp for Eco-Club students from the Tsholotsho region, south of Hwange National Park, at the enchanting Wilderness Davison’s. The atmosphere was vibrant with song, dance, and anticipation, as 28 Grade 6 students and four teachers from various primary schools embarked on a three-night adventure filled with...
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On 9 March 2024, Kelly and Gaba from Children in the Wilderness Botswana (CITW), together with Wilderness Botswana Community Liaison Officer, Sam Kavindama, embarked on a trip to Gunotsoga Primary School to meet the Altmans, a group of eight Wilderness guests. The guests had expressed an interest in visiting the school, and flew into Gunotsoga...
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Residents of communities near Manyara National Park are playing a crucial role in conserving and protecting the park and its wildlife. Doctor Tipay, Wilderness Tanzania Community Liaison & CITW Programme Co-ordinator, in collaboration with TANAPA Ujirani Mwema, organised a park visit for locals who were on a game scout training and conservation workshop. This park...
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