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Food Security
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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In the first week of February 2022, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana team facilitated the launch of the Beetsha Poultry Project at the village primary school. On 20 May, the team went back to the school to deliver and install cages for the laying hens. “We can now report with great joy that...
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May was marked with a hive of activities in the school gardens at eight of our CITW Zambezi Tsholotsho partner schools, namely, Ngamo, Ziga, Mtshayeli, Mlevu, Kapane and Jakalasi primary schools. Ngamo and Kapane secondaries also had the opportunity to participate in exciting training organised by the Foundations for Farming team. The training took place...
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Committed to its Impact vision of protecting Botswana’s wildlife, and the communities who live alongside it, in April and May 2022 Wilderness Safaris Botswana provided more than 1 100 food hampers to residents in the Okavango Community Trust (OCT) and Sankuyo Tshwaragano Management Trust villages around its private wilderness areas. While tourism is gradually recovering, the...
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April 2022 – Empowers Africa, a non-profit and Wilderness Safaris’ fiscal 501c partner in the United States, recently donated USD10 000 from proceeds of their COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser to the Wilderness Wildlife Trust’s Maltahöhe Community Project. This grant has enabled Wilderness to provide sufficient food hampers to sustain 70 families of four for a month;...
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When it comes to education, it is often said that it is teachers who plant the seeds of knowledge within children. And once planted, these seeds then have the ability to grow spectacularly for years to come. With this in mind, CITW Zambezi is able to see and understand the crucial role that teachers play...
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As reported earlier this month, in late February 2022, the Children in the Wilderness Botswana team, along with members of the Parakarungu Primary School administration, refurbished an abandoned house on the school grounds to create a poultry enclosure, with the aim of starting a broiler chicken production facility. Ms Stoff, Environmental Education Co-ordinator for the...
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Recognising the need to offer a second chance to girls who did not do well academically at school in neighbouring communities, Wilderness Safaris has initiated a sustainable life-skills programme focusing on agriculture. Started in partnership with Blue Collar Traveller (Children in the Wilderness Zambezi’s long-term scholarship sponsors), the Agri-Course for Girls programme commenced at the...
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As a Botswana NGO, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) plays an important role in raising awareness for environmental issues and promoting sustainable development. In 2021, CITW and the FNBB Foundation collaborated to work with Parakarungu Primary School to develop an environmental education, life- and leadership skills programme for the children and teachers. The CITW Botswana...
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