A visit to Pafuri’s school children

Feb 29, 2012 Community and Culture
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It is always great to visit to the northern reaches of South Africa. I get to travel through the extreme north of the Kruger National Park and visit the communities of Makuleke where Children in the Wilderness is involved in environmental education at some of the schools.

This time we were there to meet with school principals and teachers to discuss this year’s CITW Environmental Clubs and activities. The children were very excited to see us, with some even running out of their classrooms screaming happy greetings. All classrooms are overcrowded with too few teachers (between 70 and 90 children per teacher) so teaching also happens outdoors under the trees and we inadvertently disrupted these classes too.

This year the CITW Environmental Clubs will include a workshop on Environmental Careers, activities around Sustainable Living, No Littering, tree planting for Arbour Day and we will be running a Big Birding Day in the village.

To find out more about our Children in the Wilderness programme, visit www.childreninthewilderness.com


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By Janet Wilkinson

Janet is the Coordinator for Children in the Wilderness South Africa, running camp programmes at Pafuri Camp and Rocktail Beach Camp, followed by Eco Clubs at various rural villages.

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