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How many little rays of sunshine do you see! In March 2022 the CITW Rwanda team distributed t-shirts to all 184 students at our partner school Eco-Clubs, i.e. Bisate, Gisunzu and Akayange primary schools. Bisate Primary SchoolGisunzu Primary SchoolAkayange Primary School In addition to these children, the 110 students who are supported with a CITW...
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It’s always wonderfully affirming to hear from former Eco-Club members. Cane is an uplifting example of a child that was on the CITW programme throughout primary school – excelling to the point of being chosen to attend the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) bridging course. He notes that “after the SAWC course I obtained my...
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CITW Rwanda is proud to have facilitated 110 scholarships for learners at Bisate Secondary School, Rwabirharamba Secondary School outside Akagera National Park and Kinihira Secondary School close to Gishwati Forest, effective from the beginning of the current school year. Aline with the children at Rwabirharamba Secondary School The funding was provided by Wilderness Safaris Bisate...
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Youth are our future – destined to be our planet’s custodians, a role now more critical than ever. Twenty years ago Wilderness Safaris made a commitment to rural African children by founding Children in the Wilderness (CITW), our non-profit partner organisation offering life skills training, leadership development, and environmental education to children from remote villages...
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2003 – 2006 Children in the Wilderness Malawi was established in 2003. It started with a camp programme, and hosted 10 children from the SOS Village in Lilongwe. A five-night/six-day camp was held at Mvuu Camp in Liwonde National Park, in the southern region of Malawi. It was full of fun, unstructured environmental education, mainly...
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The 11th of October 2021 was the start of the new school year in Rwanda, an exciting time for the six partner schools that Wilderness Safaris’ non-profit Children in the Wilderness (CITW) works with, in the company’s three areas of operation in Rwanda. At the start of this new school year, CITW awarded an additional...
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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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