Give Marutho & Mashabishe a week enviro-education

A microproject by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
$300 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Giving these two children this week of environmental education will stimulate them towards a brighter future for them as well as their whole community. We educate them in ways to protect their environment, job opportunities in eco-tourism, politeness etc. then they go back to the villages and share their new knowledge with friends/family...


Limpopo represents a large area of South Africa's natural resources and cultural heritage, yet it is known to be the poorest, least educated area. It has the highest poaching activity. Schools are overcrowded, so most of the students miss out on the basics of education. We want to give Marutho and Mashabishe the chance to break out of this circle.


Daktari welcomes underprivileged children on the game reserve for a full week of environmental education. Volunteers teach one-on-one lessons about wildlife, conservation, job opportunities in game reserves, general skills and social issues. After their week at Daktari, the children are very concerned about the protection of the environment and share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the community, which helps them towards a brighter future.

Long-Term Impact

Today's local underprivileged children will be able to secure good employment in nature reserves. The children, future custodians of nature, will be inspired to protect wildlife and their fragile environment.

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Organization Information

DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

Location: Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province - South Africa
Project Leader:
Michele Merrifield
Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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