South Africa Makuleke CITW (25th Collection)
The African Children’s Stories Program is a Ducere Foundation initiative, where African children are encouraged to write becoming published authors and to build lasting relationships with the elders of their community. Each African Children’s Stories Collection captures ideas, preserves tradition and ignites the love of learning and education. It is our pleasure to share their stories with others across the globe.
All proceeds of the sale of these books is 100% invested in the publication and distribution of more books into the hands of children across Africa.
The 25th Collection from South Africa, includes stories from children in Makuleke Community, produced in collaboration with Children in the Wilderness.
The sounds of nature
The magic fish
The crocodile in the river
Happy the street kid
Children in the Wilderness
Why the crocodile and the dog are enemies
Pafuri – My beautiful home
The tree house
My home – Makuleke Community
A deadly snake under the chair
About Children in the Wilderness
Children in the Wilderness (CITW) 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. The programme works through weekly Eco-Clubs in rural schools and annual camps for the children in Wilderness Safaris and partner camps. Regular Eco-Mentor training empowers teachers and Eco-Mentors, all members of the local community. Our Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) programme for older children focuses on leadership, communication, team building and further environmental education and allows us to identify scholarship and internship students. Other related programmes, depending on the country, include school nutrition programmes, water supply, school infrastructure and literacy programmes. By exposing children to their natural heritage, CITW aims to create a network of learning sanctuaries that uplifts and cares for our children and conserves our planet. In this way, we hope to inspire the children
to care for the environment so that they can become the custodians of these areas in the future.