If you could support a child to finish their schooling, would you? Without financial assistance, CITW scholars from across the rural areas in which we operate are unable to complete their schooling. Any donation, no matter how small, makes a big difference to our children's lives!
Children in the Wilderness' Bongani Baloyi has been in Makuleke facilitating meetings with the community leaders, school teachers and parents to prepare them for our Qhubeka project (through which we will be distributing 250 bicycles in April). The community had to select a Bicycle Supervisory Committee as well as someone to be trained as a mechanic, etc.
My husband and I traveled to Botswana a few weeks ago and wanted to help children and women in need. We posted the list recommended by Pack for a Purpose in our Facebook group called The Village and received donations of school supplies, sports equipment, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products. We stuffed...
CITW Regional Programme Co-ordinator for South Africa, Bongani Baloyi, is facilitating a monitoring and evaluation workshop with Sue and Mary, as well as Agnes, James and Jermain, our Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia regional coordinators. They were joined by Lisa Witherden, our new Environmental Education Resource Developer.
Children in the Wilderness Namibia's final camp for 2016 was a special one, with visits to the Twyfelfontein rock engravings, Burnt Mountain and the Damara Living Museum. Youth from YES were involved in the running of this unique camp.
The Nedbank Tour de Tuli has been running for the past 12 years and is a renowned, premier mountain bike tour through some of Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. It is the main fundraiser for Children in the Wilderness (CITW), and all funds raised by the tour are channelled directly into CITW. Over the last 12 years, the tour has hosted approximately 3 223 cyclists and raised R18 million. This has allowed us to host over 5 600 children on our camp…
With minimal packing space our guests make a HUGE impact on the communities where we operate! Pack for a Purpose is currently running two projects for Linkwasha Camp in Hwange: #1 provides supplies four schools in the Hwange/Victoria Falls area and #2 is a wonderful community project teaching knitting and crocheting to mothers, grandmothers, care-givers and anyone else interested.