Apart from being a chef, Vivian also volunteers as a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Mentor and activity leader on CITW Botswana’s annual Eco-Club camps. She was first introduced to CITW in 2009 when she participated as a camper while completing her Standard 7 (Grade 9) schooling. Given her background, Vivian is passionate about educating and empowering children so that they have a chance at a better life too.
Eco-Mentors are a critical component of the CITW programme as they are the leaders who teach and inspire children by interacting and running regular Eco-Club lessons with them. Many of the children participating in the programme come from rural and under-developed communities and often grow up in very challenging conditions.
Vivian hopes to study social work one day, to gain the professional skills in helping children within the CITW programme and her community. As a social worker she believes she could help children overcome the many social inadequacies that often arise from growing up in a rural community, such as poverty and unemployment.