Children in the Wilderness is an environmental and life skills educational programme that focuses on the next generation of rural decision makers. It is one of the few programmes aimed at bridging the divide that exists between communities and wildlife.
Children in the Wilderness has used funds provided by the Elephant Charge to support the annual Children in the Wilderness camps where children from local communities spend a week staying in a safari lodge and participate in game drives, nature walks and wildlife activities, attend interactive workshops on conservation, environmental management, the geography and geology of the area, culture, HIV/AIDS, nutrition classes and learn the importance of wilderness areas to their communities and their country. Children learn the life skills and values necessary to one day become great leaders and great conservationists.
Children in the Wilderness has been provided 7 grants by the Elephant Charge totalling $43,535.