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 hosts rural children that live alongside Wilderness Safaris and other partner concessions, and through their Eco-Clubs, YES Programme and Eco-Mentor training, teaches them the importance of conservation. The children are exposed to their wildlife heritage, building and strengthening their capabilities to cope with life’s challenges. They are educated with the life skills necessary to actualize their greatest potential, so that they are equipped to become the future custodians of these pristine wilderness areas.

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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, all of the Children in the Wilderness programs create a network of learning sanctuaries that uplifts and cares for our children and conserves our planet. In this way, we are inspiring children to care for the environment and 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
2 Beekman Place, Ste. 18B
New York, NY 10022
(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!