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Sep 25, 2009

We have increased our number of children

Temba and bouba our dog
Temba and bouba our dog

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 decided to double our target. We are now trying to reach over 220 children in the next few months. Daktari never stops!!! During school holidays, it wasn’t possible to get the children from our two local schools as the teachers were away. There is no holiday for Daktari’s team and they decided to take this leave opportunity to invite vulnerable children from a neighbouring orphanage and the children’s staff from a next-door farm. This was such an opportunity for them to get out of their normal routine and discover a bit of wildlife. This was all new to them and they went back to the orphanage with lots of stories to tell to their nannies. The children’s neighbouring farm’s staffs were happy to discover in which environment their parents are working as of course they didn’t have a clue about it.

We will invite children from the orphanage and from local staff’s again and we thank you to help us to make it possible. Your donations are highly needed and appreciated.

With your help we always feel stronger and stronger and will also go out of our way to honour your support.

Tell us if you are happy with the way we use your donations.

We look forward to hear from you,

Ian and Michele

Sibongile and our blind donkey
Sibongile and our blind donkey
Seipati and Junior our Eagle
Seipati and Junior our Eagle
Aug 18, 2009

Our Cheetah Camp

Children with a Sable Antelope
Children with a Sable Antelope

Dear All, Children and Animal lovers.

We thank you for your donation toward the building of the enclosure for our cheetah camp. We haven’t started the building as the funds raised are still insufficient. We are safely keeping your contribution on a bank account and hope to start the building as soon as we will reach at least 70% of the total amount needed. Although the children still mention that they preferred animal is a cheetah and that 98 % of them have never seen one, we try to get their attention toward wildlife through other beautiful animals. Last month, our neighbour and our local vet invited Daktari and its children to assist in the darting of a majestic Sable antelope (This was just for veterinary care purpose). What an experience for the children!!! They kept talking about it for the rest of their week at Daktari and we are sure that their parents and family can still hear the story of Precious in her role of Veterinary Assistant.

We are working hard on re-enforcing children’s compassion toward animals. Please let us know what you think about it?

We thank you for your support toward the building of a cheetah camp for the education of our children and the protection of the Cheetahs.

We look forward to hear from you,

Ian and Michele

Precious Veterinarian Assistant
Precious Veterinarian Assistant
Jul 24, 2009

Safety has a price

Dear All,

You’ve all heard about our urgent need of a vehicle to safely transport the underprivileged children from their home to Daktari. As we couldn’t carry on the project without a safe and legal vehicle to pick up and drop off the children we had to make numerous plans to purchase a vehicle on a loan. This wasn't easy but we made it!!!

We are now very happy to have a beautiful Toyota Quantum and can carry on the good work. The police have nothing to say anymore when they stop us on the road and we even think they are jealous and surprised by the way Daktari always manage to find solutions even when they are so difficult to get over. Thanks to our great supporters.

Unfortunately the loan to pay every month is affecting our monthly expenses very badly and we need every donation, even as little as 10 $ to refund the price of the car.

Tell us what you think of our car. We are so proud of it!!!!

We thank you for your continued support.

Have a nice summer holiday

Ian and Michele

 
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