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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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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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Dear CITW friends, dear Janet In 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to lead CITW for a short time. “You only protect what you love, and you only love what you know” was the credo of the late Russel Friedman, who encouraged all Wilderness Safaris staff and partners to participate in CITW camps. Rita in...
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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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In June 2021 Wilderness Safaris and Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Rwanda were able to complete specific projects, and implement a number of others. With donations from our amazing guests and the Chairman’s Foundation, we have been able to improve the lives of many people in the communities in the vicinity of Magashi Camp at...
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After a recent generous donation, CITW Malawi’s Symon Chibaka was able to organise a series of workshops for YES and Eco-Club children to learn more about COVID-19… what it is, how to protect themselves and their families from it, and through diet, how to build strong immune systems. Learning About COVID-19 Mr Nyirenda, a Health...
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After successfully planting trees at Gisunzu Primary School, close to Gishwati Forest, last week CITW Rwanda concentrated its reforestation focus on Bisate Primary and Secondary schools. At the primary school, teachers and learners from our CITW Eco-Club planted a total of 65 trees, while at the secondary school students from the CITW YES Club (who...
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Bisate Secondary School has a total of 614 students. Through generous donations from Bisate Lodge guests, Children in the Wilderness has been able to supply the school with 99 new desks. The Bisate community committee requested this support as the school was short of these desks to meet the minimum requirements. The desks were made...
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Great news this month for our Children in the Wilderness programme in Rwanda is that the schools are open, and the students have returned, after a closure of more than seven months due to COVID-19. This means that the 80 students at Bisate Secondary School, who are sponsored with a scholarship through generous contributions from...
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With donations from Central African Wilderness Safaris (CAWS) MD Chris Badger, his wife Pam, and the Rosemary Pencil Foundation, a face-mask production project was launched at the Chihame YES Club in Chintheche. The Chihame Centre received two sewing machines as donations. At the same time, further to the south, the Nanthomba Centre in Liwonde also...
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