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On the 7th of March 2022, the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Botswana team headed out to Nxaunxau Primary School to meet Karin Fröhlich, Wilderness Safaris’ Germany-based sales partner, and a group of her agents, who wished to donate stationery and toiletries to the children.

Nxaunxau village is located in the North-West District of Botswana, close to the Okavango Delta, and the Namibian border. The population of 330 is made up of Basarwa and Baherero tribespeople. The primary school has 450 children (225 each girls and boys), of whom some are boarders, from the nearby villages.

After a tour of Tsodilo Hills, Karin and her team flew to Nxaunxau village, where the CITW team was waiting to meet them to hand over the stationery to the school. The handover event was well-attended, and included among others, the Village Chief, the Government officials available in the village, the chairpersons of the Parent Teachers Association and the Village Development Committee.

The school administrators and village elders greatly appreciated the gesture from Karin and her agents, with the Head Teacher stating that this donation came at a very good time, as they had not yet received their supply of stationery for their first term. She added that the donation would go a long way to contributing to the improved academic performance of the school. The toiletries will also encourage hygiene practices among the students, thus improving their confidence and health.

After the donation, Karin and her team spent some quality time with the children, and enjoyed a tour of the classrooms.

“It was a truly unforgettable and very emotional experience to visit Nxaunxau Primary School and meet all these lovely pupils”, said Karin.

The CITW Botswana team would like to thank Karin and her team, the North West Regional Education Centre, Okavango Wilderness Safaris, Nxaunxau Primary School Management, the Parent Teacher Association, and the community of Nxaunxau village for the amazing input and support they offered to make sure that this event was successful.

Thank you so much Karin and team for remembering our future conservationists while visiting Botswana!

By Kelebogile “Kelly” Baitshoki, CITW Botswana Assistant Administrator