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Culture Tshuma is currently in his final year of a Bachelor of Commerce at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Zimbabwe. Starting his degree in 2016 and majoring in Accounting, Culture has loved being at university, as it has challenged and led him to learn much about himself. However, Culture’s journey with CITW...
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Portia Nyoni was born in Lukosi Village, 10 kilometres from Hwange town in Zimbabwe. Orphaned as a little girl and one of five children, Portia and her siblings went to live with their grandmother. Fortunately, her grandmother was a firm believer in the importance of education, and while they struggled to make ends meet, her...
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Mainza Mweeba was born in Sinde Village, Southern Province, Zambia, into a family of five children. His parents are subsistence farmers – the main form of livelihood in this region. Education is often not prioritised in this area, with few parents encouraging their children to attend school and get an education. Noticing that few people...
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Just like university students in many parts of the world during the time of Covid-19 shutdowns, the education of CITW scholarship students in Zimbabwe has been disrupted by the closure of their universities. Undeterred, however, and returning to their homesteads in the remotest areas of Matabeleland, these Zimbabwean students have been able to “make a...
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Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CITW is supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas....
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One of our sponsors recently visited Ngamo Village, and the secondary school student she is sponsoring. Having visited most of East and southern Africa multiple times since 2001, and been struck by the plight of students to get an education, one of our sponsors wanted to make a difference. Having found out about Children in...
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Children in the Wilderness Rwanda has awarded 80 six-year scholarships, valued at USD120 000, to learners at Bisate Secondary School. Provided by Wilderness Safaris Bisate Lodge guests, the scholarships will cover school fees, books and uniforms costs for the full duration of their secondary school education. “An integral part of our CITW programme is providing...
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Reflex Mbomboro, star student from Braunfels Agriculture High School, sent us this heartwarming thank-you: “It’s my greatest pleasure and heartfelt gratitude that I may write this letter to you. “My name is Reflex Mbomboro, aged 19 years from Sesfontein village up in Kunene Region. I was a student at Braunfels Agriculture High School from 2015-2019. ...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda has already made great strides into the new decade. Building on the two highly successful Eco-Clubs – hosting a total of 60 learners at Bisate Primary School, and a scholarship programme for eight students from Bisate Secondary School – 2020 brings exciting new school partnerships, new Eco-Clubs, a YES...
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Wilderness Safaris and Olympus are using their high-end services and combined passion for wildlife photography to ensure the ongoing conservation of Africa’s remote wilderness areas, while contributing to the empowerment of local people through conservation education. The two main elements of the partnership are focused on enhancing photographic skills for interested guests and guides in...
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