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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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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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As well as supporting those YES Club youth who have academic potential, CITW has a dual philosophy for educating and supporting those without academic potential in culture-based leadership development opportunities. Academic-stream youthVillage-based youth The programme starts with the children becoming Eco-Club members while they are in primary school. Then the journey that they take –...
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After being raised by his uncle who was a poacher, and who was shot at by Liwonde National Park rangers while in the act of wildlife poaching, Eliot Felix would like nothing more than to see his community understand the benefits of wildlife conservation and the fruits of ecotourism.  Eliot as a CITW camper in...
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Kondwani Chilima joined CITW in 2008 in Grade 8. CITW sponsored her education, as her parents were unable to finance the costs. She attended teachers’ training college, after which she went on to complete the bridging course at the Southern African Wildlife College, focusing on environmental education and leadership. Two years ago, the Ministry of...
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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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