DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is a special place in South Africa, we work hard to educate and inspire local children to value their environment. The animals in our wildlife orphanage, like Thor, help us complete this mission by acting as ambassadors for their species.
Thor is one the favorite animals of the children and he loves to sing during the day to arouse the curiosity of the children and volunteers! That way they learn to recognize him!
Keeping all the animals at DAKTARI healthy and happy is an utmost priority that we are able to achieve thanks to you!
The DAKTARI Team
The Job Hunting Program is being updated in the next few weeks. The next Job Hunting Program week in April will be organized at the Oaks Village and requires a new partner organization for a location with access to internet and computers. The long-term goal is that our local volunteers will manage the Job Hunting Program week at the village rather than at DAKTARI. The students will still have lessons on CV and cover letter writing, job interview practice, email skills, and job searching techniques.
We currently organize a workshop in the village to follow-up on the students who came to Job Hunting Program week. They have more in depth lessons that are tailored to each individual. Since October, 14 students have participated in the workshops.
Thank you for your continued support without which this would not be possible!
Our dassie are doing great and the family has grown!
Our lady dassie “princess” was getting fat and we were thinking of putting her on a diet when we had the surprise one morning that she had given birth to 3 babies. It was the first time for Princess to have babies and she was very embarrassed not knowing what to do. We let nature and instinct kick in but unfortunately two babies died. She is now in a private enclosure and taking good care of her last baby, both looking very healthy. Soon they will join the whole Dassie family in their new enclosure renovated by Marina our Animal Assistant.
Thank you for your contribution to the care of our dassies!