With over a decade of experience within Wilderness, Cynthia’s unwavering passion for conservation and community found its ideal outlet within the CITW team, where she continues to shine.

Cynthia Ndiweni serves as the Wilderness Zambezi Assistant Impact Manager, bringing a wealth of experience and a deep-rooted passion for environmental conservation to her role. Cynthia’s journey with Wilderness first began in 2010, and in May 2018 she joined Children in the Wilderness (CITW) and transitioned into her current role.

With a profound love for nature cultivated during her childhood visits to her rural home, Cynthia pursued her post-schooling studies in Forestry & Wildlife Management, laying the foundation for her career in environmental stewardship. Prior to her involvement with CITW, Cynthia managed our Wilderness camps in Hwange National Park, immersing herself in the pristine wilderness here, while gaining first-hand insights into the symbiotic relationship between communities and their natural surroundings.

“Spending time in the bush heightened my appreciation for the environment, and revealed to me the immense potential for communities to benefit from their natural surroundings. This realisation is what ultimately propelled me towards community development work, where I’ve been able to merge my passion for the environment with my desire to empower local communities. Honestly, it’s a dream realised for me”, says Cynthia.

Motivated by the potential for positive change, Cynthia has found her ideal role within Wilderness Zambezi’s Impact department. Here, she is committed to achieving the organisation’s objectives, utilising her expertise to bolster fundraising efforts and improve the lives of children in communities throughout the region.

Cynthia’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and community wellbeing underscores her determination to drive meaningful change and ensure a brighter future for both people and the environment they inhabit.