Over 220 South African youth educated about nature

 
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has received 117 donations
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $38,785 from an original funding goal of $40,000!
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    A New Year at Daktari
    By - Andrea Leonard - Office Volunteer
    No no no, we didn’t forget you, although January is almost over, we are still in time to thank you for your great support last year and all the previous years! It is greatly appreciated and we are proud to have you as part of the Daktari family. We wish you all great happiness for the New Year and look forward to...
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Happy Holidays from Daktari!
    By - Laura Zellerbach - Volunteer Coordinator
    Dear Sponsors, Thank you so much for your continued support of Daktari! We are currently working with our last group of children for 2011, and are excited to say that we have welcomed 387 children for week-long stays this year! Those 387 children had the opportunity to work one-on-one with an amazing group of international...
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Qokiso Orphans invited at Daktari
    By - Bjorg Krane Bostad - Director Qokiso Orphan
    In June we invited the children of the Qokiso orphanage for a week of education. These children are very far from Daktari and we thought we would also give them a chance to get our attention. This is the review we received from Mrs Bjorg Krane Bostad in charge of the Qokiso orphanage after the departure of the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has made updates to their project page.
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Greetings from Daktari
    By - Andrea - Office Volunteer
    Dear Sponsor, My name is Andrea, I am the new Office Volunteer at Daktari and will be updating you for the next year. Firstly I would like to give you my thanks and gratitude for your support and donations, without them Daktari would not be able to run and could not continue with the wonderful work it does with animals and...
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has received 206 donations
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has made updates to their project page.
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Some news from Daktari
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    Dear Friends of Daktari,  You haven’t heard from us for quite a while. It is because we have been very busy the last 3 Months and every single minute was worth it for working hard on Daktari’s goals. First we had the GlobalGiving Bonus Days Campaign. Thanks to you, Daktari has been able to raise R...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    GlobalGiving Visits Daktari
    By - Jennifere Sigler - GlobalGiving Staff
    I had an opportunity to spend a day and night at Daktari, visiting with Michelle Merrifield and her husband and counterpart Ian.  This was truly an eye-opening experience for me, because I did not grow up with animals in my house.  The closest thing I had to a pet was a goldfish in a tank that my brother, sister,...
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    • Michele Merrifield
      Michele Merrifield Dear GlobalGiving team,It was a pleasure to have you with us and to share our passion with you. We know you are working hard to support organizations like us and we thank you for taking the time to visit us in South Africa. With much love to you all,Ian and Michele
      • 3 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Social talk with Daktari's children
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    Dear sponsors, Last week, Daktari was pleased to welcome Wilright, our local volunteer, for the next 4 weeks. He is working as a mediator between the volunteers and the students. He was one of the first children who came to Daktari five years ago when Daktari could only afford to invite local children for a weekend....
    • 3 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Merry Christmas from all the children at Daktari
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    Dear Supporter of Daktari, The year 2010 is nearly finished and we welcomed, this week, our last group of Children. To celebrate Christmas, we invited Children who have been with us in the past, and have created a wildlife club in their village. Along the year they have encouraged their friends, family and community to...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    DAKTARI and the local community
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    The year has been very busy for Daktari. We started the year welcoming the grade 8 children from two local schools. There were no school holidays for Daktari Bush School and we decided to work non stop, even during the soccer world cup event and the building of our new predator camp. We are, and have been, very determined...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Daktari accommodates a beautiful predator
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    End of June Daktari was asked by the Karongwe Conservancy to take care of Shiloweni, a leopard who couldn’t be rehabilitated into the wild. Shiloweni is a full grown leopard and has no fear for human. This is why he was captured initially when it has been found out that he also had a problem with his canines which had to be...
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has received 72 donations
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    The soccer world cup does not stop Daktari
    By - Ian and Michele - Directors
    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...
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Youth development programme
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    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...
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Challenge Give More, Get More
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    Dear All, We would like to thank all of you who have given to our project through the challenge Give More, Get More. We have now received from you a total of $ 1960 matched by Global Giving at $ 438 which will give us a total so far of $ 2398. This is wonderful and helps so much to continue the project. We could not...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    A postcard from Over 220 South African youth educated about nature!
    By - Vicky - Volunteer
    Daktari Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage inspires, motivates, develops and educates underprivileged children to care for the environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage. Each week Daktari invites children from the local underprivileged school to stay at the camp for 5 days. Whilst the children are at...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    We have increased our number of children
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Daktari never stops to invite children
    Dear all, You all have been wonderful supporters of our educational project. Thanks to your donations Daktari was able to welcome over 100 children for an education week about environment. Because of your great enthusiasm toward our work and your concern about the future of South African children and wildlife we have...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has received 139 donations
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    vehicle urgently needed
    By - Ian Merrifield - Director
    In august 2008 Daktari bought a Chana 10 seater vehicle to safely transport the children to and from their village. Unfortunately recently we discovered the vehicle is not registered as a 10 seater but only as a 2 seater. The business that sold us the vehicle has since closed down and we cannot be refunded or have the...
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Update Daktari
    By - Michele Merrifield - We are nearly there!
    We thought it was time to let you know how you have made a difference to Daktari with your donation through GlobalGiving. We have now received 11 171 US $ from 187 donors. The total project is 12 848 US $ and we only have to reach another 1 677 US $ to complete the project. To date we have already invited 75...
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Who says you can't learn anything from TV? And Hazards of Bush Living
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors-Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
    A NOTE FROM GLOBAL GIVING: Please welcome Ian and Michele Merrifield. They are new project leaders here at GlobalGiving and over the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to get to know them and the great work they do for their organization Daktari Wildlife Orphanage & Bush School. Periodically over the next two...
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      alexgraff This report, as well as the updates from Ian and Michelle and other volunteers, have all influenced my decision to give to their operation. I plan to subscribe to their updates and to keep track of this awesome project.
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    January Update
    By - Nicola Coady - Volunteer Manager
    Dear Friends, I am Nicola, a volunteer manager, writing this update about Daktari's Bush School. I must start with a big THANK YOU to all of you for your generous support. So far Daktari has raised $10,171 from 169 donors and the amount is still growing! We are just $2,677 from our goal. Since the GlobalGiving...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Project is up and running
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    Dear supporters of Daktari, The GlobalGiving Challenge ended on the 21st of November and thanks to you, we now have a permanent spot on the American GlobalGiving website. We raised a total of $ 6915 from 127 donors which is going to be a tremendous help in covering the costs of welcoming children to DAKTARI. For the...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    We are amazing people!
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    Dear Supporters, We are so proud of you. Because of you, because of your concern, because of your determination, we won a permanent position on the Global Giving website. As of today, 78 of you gave a total of $ 4685!!!! This is an incredible donation for Daktari and we are celebrating our success with the...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature posted a progress report
    Thank you
    By - Ian and Michele Merrifield - Directors
    Dear all, We would like to say a very special thank you for your tremendous support with this exciting challenge. We have been overwhelmed by your reaction. Many of you have answered our call for donations and we can't express enough gratitude for your terrific response. We thank you all for caring for our environment...
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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  • Over 220 South African youth educated about nature has received 172 donations
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Funded

Thanks to 475 donors like you, a total of $39,416 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

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Hoedspruit, South Africa

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