Give Marutho & Mashabishe a week enviro-education

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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...

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $300

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $300 .  The original project funding goal was $300.



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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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Environmental Education for over 300 Children
Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment, through the medium of a wildlife orphanage, while creating awareness about environmental job opportunities. project reportread updates from the field


Project Leader

Michele Merrifield

Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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