Children in the Wilderness (CITW) was invited by the Tshwane University of Technology’s Nature Conservation department to participate in their students’ orientation programme which was scheduled from 15 to 18 January, 2018.
On 18th of January, CITW’s Bongani Baloyi, accompanied by Bokang Shopane (CITW SA & GMTFCA Programme Coordinator) presented on behalf of CITW as guest speaker.
The aim of the talk was to showcase community programmes in which Ecotourism Company Wilderness Safaris is involved, especially our CITW programme.
The basis on which the university invited Children in the Wilderness was that the Ecotourism Nature Conservation course hears a lot about the good that work Wilderness Safaris is doing, especially on the tourism and conservation side. Therefore, the Nature Conservation department felt strongly that they wanted their students to learn about other community projects that Wilderness is championing and how it uses environmental education to make a difference and to ignite passion for conservation in African children and communities. They think that this will help their students to realise that there are other career opportunities that the ecotourism industry can offer through community engagement programmes
There were over 100 students and 4 lecturers who participated in this interactive talk. Well done Bongani, on your well-received presentation!