CITW is a non-profit making Environmental Education programme managed by Wilderness Safaris Namibia
CITW creates the opportunity for orphaned and disadvantaged children to gain exposure to unique and diverse natural habitats. The programme aims to build the capacity of young Namibians as future guardians of their unique natural and cultural heritage.
AIMS and OBJECTIVES
- Increase involvement in conservation of their natural and cultural heritage
- Develop personal and interpersonal skills including leadership and teamwork
- Develop creativity and increase confidence and self-esteem
- Develop as positive role models in their local schools and communities
- Support learning programmes at schools and motivate children to commit to life-long learning
- Increase their awareness of employment opportunities within the tourism industry
Camp activities include:
- Educational Workshops
- Creative Writing, Drama, Music and Dance
- Creative Arts and Crafts and
- Health education - HIV/AIDS and First Aid workshops.
Every year Wilderness Safaris closes two of its camps to regular tourists for two months and opens the doors to the nations' orphaned and less fortunate youth between the ages of 12 to 16.