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.
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Ian and Michele Merrifield
By Mia Skjoldager:
My name is Mia Maja Skjoldager, I am 24 years old and I come from Denmark. I’ve been at Daktari for 3 weeks now out of 3 months. While I have been here I’ve taught children about the environment, animals and how we should behave around people and animals.
The Leopard Shiloweni is doing fine. First time I met him he charged straight towards me, and did it a couple of times. I must say it did make me sweat a bit. Two weeks ago we found a dead baby zebra (probably died of natural causes), and the landowner gave us permission to feed it to the leopard. Another volunteer and I dragged it in to his enclosure. In the beginning he was just watching it from a distance, but when we drove of, he took it and dragged it into the bush :-).
Thank you very much for your support toward the care and food for our leopard Shiloweni.