Children in the Wilderness

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Children in the Wilderness Malawi’s camp programme saw its 13th year in 2015, hosting 70 children at three one-week camps at Chintheche Inn. Chintheche community experiences a large amount of deforestation and a decreasing number of fish in that part of Lake Malawi. Therefore, CITW consider it important that the children from the community are made aware of the damage and are trained to become leaders and champions of conservation of the natural environment.
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.

Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas. If we are to ensure that these places continue to exist – in this generation and those to come – we need the rural children of Africa to understand the importance of conservation and its relevance in their lives. Hence, our Children in the Wilderness programme: an environmental and life skills educational programme for children, focusing on the next generation of decision-makers; inspiring them to care for their natural heritage and to become the custodians of these areas in the future.