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Food Security
In the face of the deprivation and loss of earnings caused by the pandemic, in Namibia many Himba families have had to expand their home food production, and use traditional methods for food storage. They have also reverted to traditional medicine for healing. Girls milk goats for the younger children’s daily supply of thick milk...
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CITW Namibia works closely with the Sesfontein Health Centre through a nutrition and deworming initiative, as well as COVID-19 awareness offered jointly through Eco-Clubs. The facility was established in 1960 by Dr Nell and Nurse Julia Ganuses in Sesfontein. Mr Shikale, who is a registered nurse in charge of the health facility, started a small...
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CITW Namibia Programme Co-ordinator, Agnes checked in on a few of her partner schools recently. She reports that despite most staff and learners being off the school premises and homeschooling during lockdown, their eco-gardens are still alive, with numerous vegetables thriving, including cabbages, tomatoes, onions, pumpkins, corn and beetroot! From the fruit tree donation contributed...
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On Friday the 30th of October, a Wilderness Safaris Rwanda and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) team distributed 117 parcels containing essential supplies to 535 Gishwati community members, to provide for them through the upcoming month. The day before, volunteers from the Rwandan team packed the parcels and divided 1 765 kg of maize meal, 904...
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October 2020 – As many rural communities in Botswana continue to struggle with the economic effects of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris, together with its non-profit partner Children in the Wilderness (CITW), distributed a third round of food parcels to vulnerable families within the Okavango Community Trust (OCT), as well as Habu and Sankoyo villages, and communities...
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We in the Zambezi Region would like to thank our generous donors and sponsors – our amazing Conservation Heroes – who are making such a difference by providing the crucial funding needed to help meet basic food needs. Over the last few months, we have been able to distribute over 1 100 food packs, the...
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Since the start of COVID-19, Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness (CITW), have continued to provide crucial support to rural Namibian communities through educational assistance, the provision of Tippy Taps in remote regions and reusable face mask materials. In addition, food parcel deliveries are providing relief to our five partner conservancies namely Doro Nawas,...
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In a continued drive to aid rural communities in Botswana, Wilderness Safaris donated additional consignments of essential supplies to Tsodilo Hills and the Okavango Community Trust villages at the end of August 2020. Thanks to generous support from past guests, friends, trade partners and Wilderness Safaris staff and Chairman’s Foundation, 1 820 food hampers have...
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As part of its ongoing Conservation Heroes COVID-Relief drive in the Zambezi region, Children in the Wilderness (CITW), Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit partner, distributed another 250 food parcels in August to vulnerable families, the elderly, and child-headed households in six of its partner communities. Valued at USD10 000, this generous donation – thanks to the Wilderness Safaris...
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Hard work and perseverance lead to success. Since the establishment of the worm beds and fertility trenches in the Jabulani community garden a few weeks ago, much has been happening. A variety of vegetable seeds were brought from the community to the nursery at the Victoria Falls Hotel for germination. The team there was enthusiastic...
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