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Vumbura Plains
Travel + Leisure 2012 Global Vision Award Winner in Leadership



Vumbura Plains

Project #1

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme that focuses on the next generation of rural decision makers. It is one of the few programmes aimed at bridging the divide that exists between communities and wildlife. The programme hosts rural children that live alongside our Parks and Reserves and teaches them the importance of conservation. The Children in the Wilderness programme aims to develop environmental leaders who are inspired to care for their natural heritage so that they become the custodians of these areas in the future. Children in the Wilderness exposes children to their wildlife heritage, builds and strengthens their capabilities to cope with life's challenges and educates them with the life skills necessary to actualize their greatest potential. We are currently introducing eco-clubs in the CITW schools with whom we are already working. These clubs will allow more children access to environmental learning and will serve to empower, educate and uplift them. We currently run four camps in Botswana, hosting a total of 96 children per year.


School Supplies:
Book bags, Chalk, Colored pencils, Craft scissors, Crayons, Erasers, Glue sticks, Handheld pencil sharpeners, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar calculators

Reference Materials:
English, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
English, Alphabet flash cards, Math flash cards, Word flash cards

Wall Charts:
English, Human body educational wall charts, Language educational wall charts, Math educational wall charts, Science educational wall charts, World maps

Text/Reading Books:
English, Age Appropriate Story Books, Exercise Books, Language/Grammar Textbooks, Math Textbooks

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-powered working laptops


Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/basketballs, Soccer balls, Team uniforms/kits for soccer, Tennis balls

New or gently used children's clothing, New or gently used children's shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons

All the needs are current as of April 23, 2014
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you bring for them.