Thanks to everyone for your great funding. We are still working hard to promote nature conservation, environmental care and ecology in the villages near the Kruger National Park.
I am the new Outreach Programme Manager. My name is Claire and I have come from Reunion, a little piece of France between Mauritius and Madagascar. I hope you will enjoy my reports and the work I am doing with the children of the Eco-Clubs through Daktari.
We have created a new Facebook page to highlight the Outreach Programme. You will find new pictures of the Eco-Clubs, new stories... Don’t hesitate to like it and to share it with your friends!
We are developing a service of guidance after the environmental lessons. We gave the learners a form to fill in about what they want to do after Matric and in the future. Every week, we give our time for an individual interview which enables them to progress in their research. Our goal is to guide them towards eco-tourism studies and careers to better themselves and their future. A lot of our learners wish to become field guides, game rangers or vets and unfortunately do not know how to access their dream. And this is what YOU are supporting when you donate to us!!!!
We will keep you posted on our new guidance projects and success stories!
(Daktari Outreach Manager)
DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage welcomes every weeks local underprivileged children for a week of environmental education through the medium of our wildlife orphanage.
You have sponsored Katlego & Koketso for a week of education. These children and us thank you very much to make this possible.
2 weeks ago we picked them up at their school and they were very excited to get into the bus for their week at Daktari. Although they have heard a lot from other students who previously attended, they were very shy and curious about what they will experience.
We explained them they could be invited because generous people like you sponsored them. They were very surprised that individuals they don't know are so kind to give them this opportunity and they have also learnt about GIVING.
There were sad faces at departure time on Friday, but still, we couldn't stop them singing in the bus on the way back home. We have received numerous sms to beg for a return! Katlego & Koketso have now joined the wildlife club in the village and are there to learn more about the environment and a better future.
Thank you very much for your support toward the education of Katlego & Koketso.
Ian & Michele Merrifield, the Staff, the Volunteers, the Children and the Animals
You have helped sponsored Katlego & Koketso for this week of education. These children and us thank you very much to make it possible. You are doing an amazing job, but we still need a $ 100 to cover the rest.
Please don’t give up.
We look forward to welcome Katlego Maimela and Koketso Rakgoale at Daktari.
We also would like to remind you that Bonus day is coming up, GlobalGiving offers YOU a 50% match on your donation on the 12th June.
Donate online the Wednesday 12th of June from 9 am to midnight Eastern Time or 3 pm to 6 am (13th of June) European Time to boost YOUR impact
Share your African Dream and encourage YOUR friends and family to support YOUR dream too.
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Ian and Michele Merrifield