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Fifty-seven Akayange families have each received a goat – and will give their first baby goats to the next 57 families… and the next… and the next… Thursday the 4th of November was an exciting day for the Akayange community. Andrea Bolte, one of our most loyal Children in the Wilderness (CITW) donors in Rwanda...
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Deep in Namibia’s far north-western Kunene Region you will find Otjinungua, set on the Marienfluss Conservancy, and some 340 km from the closest town, Opuwo. Here, arguably Namibia’s most isolated group of Himba live. The distance, access and harsh environment makes it challenging for these residents to have the same quality of life that other...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi is exceptionally excited to announce that the first delivery of CITW’s and Wilderness’ Earth-to-Plate food initiative took place at the beginning of this week. This initiative aims to procure seasonal vegetables – grown in and harvested straight from – our CITW partner schools’ gardens for staff meals in several...
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Charlotte Adams is a Sabyinyo guest who visited a SACOLA (Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association) community near Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park some years ago. Her experience was so affecting she immediately pledged her support for SACOLA, and has subsequently donated a total of 38 cows to carefully selected villagers over the years. On 26 September 2022,...
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The last week for CITW Zambezi was huge, having organised over 25 tonnes of mealie meal to be delivered to fifteen of our partner schools. This delivery will ensure that over 5 400 students and teachers receive a minimum of one meal every day when they come to school, whether it is porridge in the...
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Lucy Robbins was a recent Sabyinyo guest who was particularly moved by her visit with a family in a neighbouring SACOLA (Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association) village in the Volcanoes National Park area of Rwanda. So much so that on Friday 9 September she arranged for Nyiranziza Lenia and Mbitezimana Emmanuel, and their six children, to...
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CITW Zambezi, in collaboration with Obert Vundla, was recently able to visit the ladies who trained at Ziga under the Blue Collar Travellers’ sponsorship of the Tsholotsho Agri-Course for Girls. While there, CITW held an awards ceremony honouring the ladies’ efforts, endurance and hard work – which is reflected in the beautiful gardens they have...
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It’s been a busy time for our Victoria Falls-based CITW Zambezi team. Sue Goatley, Programme Co-ordinator and Community Development Officer for the region, gives us an overview of their current Zimbabwean projects. INCOME-GENERATING GROUPS Baskets In a bid to establish a project in rural areas that would make a difference, CITW decided to utilise soft...
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The need for students to have a meal while at school is more important than ever, due to the increasing number of children throughout Zimbabwe coming to school on empty stomachs. Because of this, CITW Zambezi is enormously proud of the Chidobe Primary School Eco-Club, which has been able to set up and establish a...
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Following the success of the first Foundations for Farming workshop in Zimbabwe, CITW Zambezi rolled out the programme to five of our Zambian partner schools and their surrounding communities. The week was packed with successful workshops in each of the school gardens, with some 327 people attending the farming training. These people included teachers, Eco-Mentors,...
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