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.
Dec 22, 2014

Dear Santa... Thank you for our wonderful donors!

Dear Donors,

How are you doing since the last report? Here at DAKTARI, days are full of joy and we go from one surprise to another! The end of the year is around the corner, so let’s finish 2014 off with a bang! :)

DAKTARI is so grateful for all that you have done so far to help the underprivileged children attend our environmental program for a week. If you could see the smiles on their faces when they interact with the animals, learn to take care of them, feed them. Or when they are with the volunteers, learning about environment, tourism and job opportunities, visiting a Game Logde. This is so heart warming to see how much more polite and respectuful they are by the end of the week. Hearing them saying that they will never forget DAKTARI and what they have learnt is evidence of their appreciation.

I received a message from a student who came at DAKTARI a year ago:

“Hi Daktari! How is Daktari doing? I just wanna tell you that the tree (nam nam tree) that you gave me last year, is growing well and i will always give that tree water because is making me to remember Daktari :-):-):-). One last thing: feed Maxi well because i love Maxi too much. I would like to thank you Daktari for everything you did to me. I wish you all the best as we are going to year of 2015. Enjoy the rest of your day!!!” (Relius, 16)

For Christmas, join DAKTARI in offering the children a special festive season! They have been soooo good this year, so trust me, they really diserve the opportunity to visit us! DAKTARI relies on your generosity! Please donate to our project, share the link on your social media or via email, speak about it to your friends and encourage them to join our cause.

For a memorable Christmas, you can also make a donation on behalf of someone special, and DAKTARI will send you a virtual gift recipient via email to give to them. Don’t miss this great last-minute gift idea and hit the following link: http://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/christmas-gift-sponsor-an-animal/ ! :)

A warm and huge THANK YOU,

DAKTARI wishes you a wonderful Christmas and a joyous New Year.

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Dec 17, 2014

Dear Santa... Thank you for our wonderful donors!

Baby Timon and baby Pumbaa
Baby Timon and baby Pumbaa

Dear Donors,

How are you doing since the last report? Here at DAKTARI, days are full of joy and we go from one surprise to another! The end of the year is around the corner, so let’s finish 2014 off with a bang! :)

For Christmas, join DAKTARI in offering the animals a special festive season! They have been soooo good this year, with many families being raised, so trust me, they really diserve it!

Ohhh, you didn’t know about the new babies? Well, they are SO adorable!

  • We were given a little warthog in November, that was only 2 weeks old. Her mom had been killed and so she left behind her baby that DAKTARI rescued. It has taken a lot of care, attention and food for this piglet to not only grow, but to thrive. We had to take her to the vet because she was very fragile and, after some special baby milk, Piggy now starts to gobble everything in her way!
  • Our marmosets have had 2 new babies! We have 5 Marmosets now! Princess Leila, King Kong, Moogli and the 2 babies. What a happy and beautiful family!
  • Remember that I told you about the arrival of Madonna, a female meerkat. Since that day, Gaspar and Tikki, our two other male meerkats, have had some “fun” with her. Result: 3 addorable babies meerkats ever!!! Look at the picture, you can only love them!

DAKTARI’s animal familly is getting bigger and we are so proud of that. But it also means more fees to provide healthy food and good care for them. 2014 has been such a great year and we are proud of all the rescues, releases, new babies, which all happened thanks to your on-going support! We are so grateful for that.

DAKTARI relies on your generosity during Christmas, so we can continue spoiling all these orphaned animals for 2015! Please donate to our project, share the link on your social media or via email, speak about it to your friends and encourage them to join our cause.

For a memorable Christmas, you can also make a donation on behalf of someone special, and DAKTARI will send you a virtual gift recipient via email to give to them. Don’t miss this great last-minute gift idea and hit the following link: http://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/christmas-gift-sponsor-an-animal/ ! :)

A warm and huge THANK YOU,

DAKTARI wishes you a wonderful Christmas and a joyous New Year.

2 adorable baby meerkats
2 adorable baby meerkats

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Nov 19, 2014

It's getting to the end of a great year!

Dear DAKTARI supporters,

Is it really November already? The end of 2014 is almost here and we are so glad and grateful for your continued precious support. I really hope you will still be involved with us for all of the great projects planned for 2015!! :) But today, let's talk about the latest news of the children at DAKTARI; because I guess that this is what you want to know about!

We have welcomed many international volunteers these last few months to teach the children and take care of the animals. Thus, the local underprivileged students were so happy to receive personal attention in their education. Indeed, our goal is to provide them with a one-to-one teaching experience to increase our impact on them and develop their self-confidence. "It is easier to participate in the classroom at DAKTARI because we are only 8 and the volunteers take the time to listen to us" (Precious, 13). The teachers also came to DAKTARI to express their opinion about our impact on their schoolchildren. Please take 4 minutes to listen to what they have to say; this is so heart warming and a proof of our impact! VIDEO HERE

During the first 3 weeks of November the students were in exams and then on school holidays for a while. During this time, the volunteers went to a neighboring village, the Oaks, to help the community by cleaning all the rubbish and teaching the residents and the children, about the importance of keeping their environment clean. You can read all about this experience by clicking here.

To date, our project has raised an impressive $35,337 out of our $40,000 target. So far, with this money, we have educated 265 children about the importance of their environment through our Wildlife Orphanage. The objective is to fund this project by the end of the year, finding the remaining $4,663, and be able to support 35 more students in our program. I am sure that, together, we can take advantage of the GIVING SEASON and do this! Let's take up the challenge for the children! :)

HOW?

  • Please, share the link of our project via email or on your social media to spread the word about our very important cause. You can also talk about it with your loved ones and engage them in our cause, just like you are! :)
  • Take advantage of GIVING TUESDAY on December 2nd to make a donation! Have you ever heard about this national giving day? Well, people all around the world are encouraged to think about the organizations they value and to support them with a donation. What a wonderful giving day! :) Be ready!
  • You can also support our children through our Christmas Campaign. I think you already know the concept: Sponsor a child for Christmas on behalf of a loved one and you will receive a thank-you picture and personalized certificate!

There are so many easy ways to help during this giving season! :)

THANK YOU again for your on-going support. We definitely couldn't do it without you.

Stay Tuned!

PS: Read our latest Newsletter HERE.

Arnaud, volunteer, teaching the children
Arnaud, volunteer, teaching the children
Christmas Campaign - Sponsor A Child
Christmas Campaign - Sponsor A Child
Volunteers, children, community cleanning the Oaks
Volunteers, children, community cleanning the Oaks

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