Children in the Wilderness (CITW), a Wilderness Safaris partner, has launched a new impact initiative in Rwanda.By Megan Conn
September 1, 2021
Avocado seedlings and large-scale agricultural assistance will be given to each home in the Kinigi Sector, which has a population of 23 000 people. This is only one of several major projects done in the areas surrounding Magashi Camp, Bisate Lodge, and the Gishwati-Mukura National Park. Other projects completed as part of Wilderness Safaris’ mission to make a positive difference in the community include:
- In the isolated Akayange community, a solar borehole and water pump were built.
- All 311 female students of Bisate Secondary School were given reusable sanitary wear kits.
- A volleyball court, drainage to prevent flooding during the rainy season, walkways to the classrooms, and the planting of trees for shade were finished at Gisunzu Primary School.
- In Bisate village, a large-scale agricultural and native tree nursery received a USD12 000 investment in infrastructure.
- Chairs, Tippy Taps, soaps, face masks, hand sanitizers, mats, and mattresses were given to Ejo Heza Nursery School.
- Mutuelle, a community-based medical insurance plan, received a contribution that will provide medical coverage for 158 of the most disadvantaged households for a whole year.
- A water filtration tank was constructed at Bisate Primary School to ensure clean drinking water.