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.
Rural community empowerment in South Africa
 
$5,399
$14,449
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South Africa's environment is severely touched by poverty, pollution and poaching. DAKTARI's Outreach Program aims to expand our impact from within the community. By taking an approach to empower and involve the local people, we believe we can support and improve both the quality of life in the village and better the future of the upcoming generations. Through initiatives with the municipality and biweekly environmental lessons at the high schools and preschools, we are making a difference. project reportread updates from the field
Educate African children to save their environment
 
$6,693
$41,307
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Through the medium of a wildlife orphanage and our location in the middle of the bush, our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged South African children to care for their environment, while creating awareness about environmental job opportunities. project reportread updates from the field
Provide food&care for ALL our animals for 1 year!
 
$1,650
$18,450
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The mission of DAKTARI is to inspire, develop and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment through an immersive experience at a wildlife orphanage. All the animals at DAKTARI can not be reintroduced into the wild either due to injury or because they are too used to humans and could become a danger to local farms. The maintenance of the animals is crucial not only for their wellbeing but also because of the huge support they provide in teaching children about nature. project reportread updates from the field
Drought relief for the farm
 
$500
$0
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South Africa as a whole, and Limpopo in particular, is facing one of the worst droughts seen in the past two decades. The bush is very dry and we have reached a situation where we fear for the wellbeing of the animals that live on the DAKTARI Farm. With the baby-season coming we want to be able to provide a little support to prevent malnutrition, dehydration, or even the death of some of these animals, as well as ensuring that the future mothers can provide for their young ones in the heat. project reportread updates from the field
Over 220 South African youth educated about nature
 
$39,416
$584
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Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment, through the medium of a wildlife orphanage, while increasing their environmental job opportunities. project reportread updates from the field
Provide food and care for our leopard for one year
 
$3,265
$2,735
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In the wild Shiloweni, the leopard, was getting too close to humans. He had to be relocated but unfortunately, during this process he lost his canines. Therefore he couldn't be rehabilitated and was sent to Daktari. Our beloved Shiloweni needs your help for his care at Daktari. $6.000 will provide Shiloweni with food, veterinary care and maintenance of his solar powered electric fence for one full year. project reportread updates from the field
ONE BRICK AT A TIME - BUILD4DAKTARI
 
$2,040
$11,960
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DAKTARI is a bush school and a wildlife orphanage. Our mission is to educate local underprivileged children to care for their environment. Because DAKTARI is developing, we need: -To extend the office. We require more space to accommodate the volunteers who are working to develop our bush school and community projects. -To build 2 ablution blocks, 1 for the children and another for our 8 dedicated local staff. -To build 3 cement platforms on which to install tents that will house volunteers. project reportread updates from the field
Environmental Education for over 300 Children
 
$40,782
$0
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Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment, through the medium of a wildlife orphanage, while creating awareness about environmental job opportunities. project reportread updates from the field
Help repair our bakkie!
 
$3,000
$0
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As tends to happen due to the conditions of some of the roads in South Africa, our bakkie (pick-up truck) broke down! The car serves not only as a method of transport for the volunteers, but also provides an essential tool in transporting tools and heavy loads around the farm as well as being the car that the outreach program uses to visit the village as well as the weekly Eco-Club. This project aims to raise the sufficient funds to repair the car, an expense that we cannot afford alone. project reportread updates from the field
Help us raise our baby Mongoose for 1 year!
 
$505
$0
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Lady Pilou arrived at DAKTARI when she was just a wee little baby at only 2 weeks old and was found in the backyard of a local wildlife estate before we welcomed her with open arms. We took her to the vet where she received some uplifting treatment. She now enjoys a healthy diet of both food and affection from all the people at the DAKTARI camp! Our little princess is sending out a squealing appeal for you to help us provide her with love and care for the next year until she is big and strong! project reportread updates from the field

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