Building on a thriving foundation of Community Liaison Doctor Tipay’s impact work in Tanzanian communities, Wilderness Tanzania recently officially kickstarted the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) programme here.

Eco-Mentor Training

Preliminary Eco-Mentor training of teachers and volunteers at partner schools was facilitated by Victoria Falls-based Sue Goatley, Wilderness Zambezi’s veteran Impact Manager.

After two days of informative and entertaining workshops, our Eco-Mentors are filled with enthusiasm and have learned so much. They are raring to carry out their Eco-Club lessons and achieve maximum impact, while making it fun for the students.



Nestled at the edge of the breathtaking Serengeti National Park lie Gwikongo and Nyamburi primary schools.

Here Eco-Mentors, Felister A Massawe and Julius K John, their Eco-Club students, and some parents who attended the Eco-Mentor training, proudly showcase their trees planted a year ago.

Inspired by the phenomenal views of the world-famous national park, our partner schools’ Eco-Club members are excited and delighted at the environmental lessons they are attending.

Lake Manyara

Located at Kigongoni-Mto wa Mbu near the boundary of Lake Manyara National Park, some 120 km south-west of Arusha, lies Manyara Secondary School, which has 1500 students and 30 teachers.

This national park is famed for its flocks of thousands of flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake in the wet season, and is where you will find several of Wilderness partner Wayo Africa’s popular tented camps.

The dedicated Eco-Club students and their Eco-Mentor, Mr Seuri Erasto Mollel, have already established a successful vegetable garden! After three months of hard work and perseverance, they are now selling their vegetables, generating funds to sustain their eco-garden, and on some days also enjoying the fresh, delicious vegetables with their meals.

Despite facing challenges like limited water, gardening tools, and proper fencing, their determination has led to a bountiful harvest.

WATCH: At Manyara Secondary School, Eco-Club students and teachers, as well as teachers from Jangwani and Migungani B primary schools, use a Tippy Tap they have just learnt how to build.

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