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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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In 2018 the Haagvalken family were guests of Wilderness Vumbura Plains, where they had the opportunity to engage with the nearby community. Beetsha Primary was one of the schools they visited, and the family was inspired to support the school through our Children in the Wilderness programme. Accordingly, they made a donation for the construction...
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The annual rains have arrived in full force in the usually drought-ridden area of Tsholotsho, in, Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland, bringing much-needed water for newly planted fields, and filling the natural waterholes and dams. With this area being notoriously difficult to farm, due to poor soil, extreme temperatures and an erratic rainfall pattern, it has provided relief...
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Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe, in collaboration with CITW, has officially started a ‘farm to table’ programme in three villages near Hwange National Park’s southern boundary. This programme aims to provide the most vulnerable families with food security, as well as a means for Wilderness Safaris to eventually source vegetables for staff rations in camp. The headmen...
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It’s been a busy few months, but most rewarding! To date, we’ve distributed a total of 2 540 food parcels, impacting 10 160 community members.  We’ve also added the Daweb Constituency, covering Maltahohe, to the usual five north-west partner conservancies. Otjinungua Mobile School was also included in the Marienfluss Conservancy distribution, as the school only...
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A few months ago after bountiful harvests, CITW Namibia supplied more vegetable seeds and additional fruit trees to partner schools and community gardens around Sesfontein. We also decided to move the school gardens to a few selected community homes to ensure that the gardens are cared for during school and public holidays.  The results have...
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Thanks to a generous donation of USD2 400 from Bisate guests, CITW Rwanda has been able to support the Brave Youth Forever Group, which operates in Bisate village. The group comprises young volunteers who are active in the area. The funds will be used to support a chicken project, which includes 200 chickens, all materials...
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