Children in the Wilderness, an environmental education and life skills program for rural children living in and around conservation areas, has been operating since 2001. The opportunities presented by the program are always increasing. There is, therefore, a need to be proactive with regards to fundraising in order to realize the program's potential.
One of Children in the Wilderness’ prime fundraising activities has been the cycle tours, which have proven both popular and life-changing for both the cyclists and the organizers!
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The first Tour de Kruger was operated in August 2005. This event was a five day mountain bike tour traveling through the Great Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and ending at Pafuri Camp in Northern Kruger National Park. Now almost eleven years later the demand and interest in the cycle tours continues to grow and these events are well known and well respected in the mountain bike community.
As a result of the growth and enthusiasm for these mountain bike events, we operate these fundraising events under the Tour de Wilderness brand, an umbrella brand which manages and coordinates all fundraising sports activities for Children in the Wilderness.
There are many reasons why you might want to consider cycling this event. Amongst them are the incredible scenery, wildlife and wonderful community spirit created by this event. However from our perspective the overriding goal is to raise funds for Children in the Wilderness.
Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational program that focuses on the next generation of rural decision makers, developing environmental leaders who are inspired to care for their natural heritage so that they become the custodians of these areas in the future.
The main focus of the Children in the Wilderness program is our Eco-Clubs. These clubs take place at local schools, follow a structured curriculum and, depending on the region, take place weekly or monthly. Eco-Clubs give all learners who are interested in the environment a chance to meet, learn, discuss and expand their knowledge of environmental issues. We are also able to reach more children in the communities and on a more regular basis. Children participating on the annual CITW camps are selected from these clubs.
For further information on Children in the Wilderness please log onto www.childreninthewilderness.com
The minimum donation is R24 900.00 per cyclist which includes a massage on each cycling day and mandatory emergency evacuation insurance.
In addition to Children in the Wilderness, the Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent non-profit entity associated with the Wilderness Group, supports a wide variety of projects across Africa. The projects and researchers that it supports address the needs of existing wildlife populations, seek solutions to save endangered species and provide education and training for local people and their communities.
Please contact us for more information. Ride is usually in August and books up a year or so in advance so please touch base soon!