Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an independent non-profit organization established and supported by Wilderness Safaris. Through our partnership with Wilderness Wildlife Trust (WWT), Empowers Africa is able to distribute funds from U.S. donors to CITW via WWT. Through our established 501(c)(3), we are able to provide these organizations with a cost effective solution to fundraising in the United States by acting as their fiscal sponsor.

CITW’s overall goal is to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development of rural children in Africa. CITW works to promote childhood education by alleviating major inhibiting factors like hunger and poverty. They also manage a program called CITW Children’s Camp in partnership with Wilderness Safari Camps, where they give children from rural communities the opportunity to engage in unique environmental education projects.

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Empowers Africa has partnered with Children in the Wilderness in order to provide a cost-effective solution to fundraising in the United States by acting as their fiscal sponsor. Any donations made here will be granted to Children in the Wilderness.

Children in the Wilderness Campaigns

Children in the Wilderness General Programs

By exposing children to their natural heritage, Children in the Wilderness 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.

Education Bursaries

Providing a child with the opportunity to complete their education is life-changing and a wonderful gift! The Scholarship Programme provides funding for the necessary school fees and if possible, we try and assist with uniform, stationery and other school expenses as well. Funding from our programme comes largely from Wilderness Safaris guests and agents, as well as other partner NGOs.


Donations can also be made by check or wire transfer:

Checks should be made out to “Empowers Africa” and should be mailed to:

Empowers Africa
12 E 49th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(917) 328-1611

Kindly note in the memo section of the check that funds are for Children in the Wilderness and indicate a specific program if applicable. Or email us at

For wire transfer details or more information, please email us at

Empowers Africa has been approved as a U.S. public charity, contributions to which are tax deductible for U.S. federal income tax purposes under Section 501(c)(3) [EIN: 32-0403737] of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Thank you for your support!