DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

The mission of Daktari is to inspire, motivate, and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage.
Jun 13, 2010

The Daktari car at Ramatau School

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Daktari's car at Ramatau School

It’s a very exciting time for all South Africans as we are the proud citizen welcoming the Soccer World cup. Flags, vuvuzela and euphoria are all over the country.

Most of the school had to re-schedule the school holidays so everybody can be a part of this great event.

There is no rest for the Daktari Team and we will miss most of this excitement as nothing will take us away from our mission. The Daktari Toyota Quantum is still going every Monday to the village to pick up 8 children and a youth to be educated about environment. We believe this is a priority and we know that our supporters rely on us to achieve our goals…. Daktari’s goal.

Without this car we would never be able to operate and we are thankful to the bank for trusting us and accepting a loan to buy this vehicle. The monthly repayment is very high and is affecting terribly our budget.

We appreciate your donation toward the balance of our loan so we can go forward in our project.

Thank you very much for your continued support.

Ian and Michele

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Jun 13, 2010

The soccer world cup does not stop Daktari

Studing a mammals book
Studing a mammals book

It’s a very exciting time for all South Africans as we are the proud citizen welcoming the Soccer World cup. Flags, vuvuzela and euphoria are all over the country.

There is no rest for the Daktari Team and we will miss most of this animation as nothing will take us away from our mission and own goals.

We have now finished educating all the grade 8 children from Lepono School. We made contact with another school that was also very keen on sending their pupils to Daktari. We now welcome the students from Nareng school and carry on with Ramatau School. Our reputation in the village is growing and we receive numerous phone calls from other schools or even individual local people who would also like to send their children to Daktari. We will soon have to extend our project and need to secure our funds.

Thanks to your continued support which allows us to anticipate further development toward the education of our children and protection of the environment.

Outdoor education
Outdoor education

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Mar 31, 2010

Youth development programme

Mogale, our first Youth
Mogale, our first Youth

To our appreciated supporters,

It is now time to give you some news from Daktari and tell you about the impact of your donations.

Over 900 children have come for the week of education about their environment at Daktari and we thought we had to expand. Thanks to your donations, we have been able, since January, to start our new Youth development programme.

Every week the local school contact a student who has finished school and suggest him/her to join Daktari for a week to help in the education of the younger children. This young person, not employed, instead of staying in the street, can now develop his enthusiasm in the protection of wildlife and helping his community.

This is a great success and we are very proud to have the local youth as part of the project, allowing them to discover and expand some interest for their environment. Some of them have already changed their future orientation and have decided to go back to school to study Nature and Conservation.

There is no doubt this has a tremendous impact to the future of wildlife and the beauty of our country and we express our gratitude for being a part of it.

Contact us if you have comments, questions or suggestion about Daktari and its mission and we will be happy to share them with you.

We thank you for your donations which are vital to us and are happy to have you by our side.

Best regards,

The Daktari Team

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