Help Grace to achieve her dreams.

A microproject by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Grace at Daktari
Grace at Daktari

Yesterday we had the pleasure of a visit of Grace at Daktari! Thanks to your support, she is still learning at Southern Cross School. She is trying to do her best and she has really improved in many subjects.

However, as it is her first year in practical sciences and in Afrikaans, she encounters difficulties. We did not feel that we could leave her like this, so we have found someone to help her in those subjects during extra-lessons. We know that it is a lot of pressure for her to enter a private school and to live far from her family, but she is very brave and willing.

A lot of people are involved in this project, like YOU, and Grace would like to send you a message: “I am getting used to the school environment and I have got a lot of people who care about me and support me. I am a very lucky girl to be able to enter into such a school and I am very thankful to you for giving me the chance to fulfill my dream”.

Of course, we will keep you posted. Your support means a lot for us! Thank you!

Grace playing hockey at Southern Cross School
Grace playing hockey at Southern Cross School
Grace and Risette, Manager YEP
Grace and Risette, Manager YEP

Thank you all who supports and sponsored Grace. Thanks to your donation we could change Grace her future opportunities. Now she is attending Southern Cross High school and with your donations we are able to pay the gap between her bursary and the school fees. We also paid for her uniform and school supplies.

She is doing really well at school; especially science and mathematics are her strong subjects. She is learning so many new things she can’t even explain. I asked her what the biggest difference is between her old school in the rural area and her new school. She answered that everybody is equal and she is treated with respect by teachers and students. The fact that she is taught in English is helping her a lot as well, compared to the local language she was struggling with. She made some really good friends and is a real teenager. Her biggest dream is still to become a forensic scientist and we will try and guide and support her all the way.

Even though we didn’t reach the whole target of the budget on GlobalGiving, we can support her for the rest of the school year. We will keep everybody up to date on Grace her progress on our Facebook Page:

Thank you again for all your support, it is highly appreciated by us and of course by Grace and her family!

When we told Grace the good news!
When we told Grace the good news!
Grace in her new school uniform, proud!
Grace in her new school uniform, proud!


Dear all,

I wanted to say 'Thank You' to everybody who is sponsoring and supporting me. I'm so blessed with everybody caring about me. I love my new school and learning a lot. I struggle a bit with Afrikaans, but I get some extra after school lessons now from Meneer Spike.I'm doing really well in my other subjects. I absolutely love maths and science and I'm learning so many new things every day.

What I like the most about my new school is that everybody is equal, not only by skin color, also for the ones who are the son or daughter of an important person, it doesn't matter. The teachers are very nice and really want us to learn. Only now I see what the differences are with my previous school, I hope I will have the opportunity to finish my school here, because I really don't want to go back. I tell all my friends and family at home, that if they work hard that they might have the same great chances as me in their future.

Please click on the link and watch this short video that I made for you so I thank you a bit more personal.

Thank you,

Grace Mulumba


First of all I want to thank everybody who already donated to Grace her cause. You are stars!

We, Grace, her father and I had a meeting with the headmaster Mr. A de Boer of Southern Cross School yesterday. He had great news; they found a sponsor for her as well! Together with our money Grace can start next Wednesday with her first day of school at Southern Cross. This is amazing, we were all so happy we could make this possible. Grace and her father were crying. We still need to fund a part of her school fees, transport, uniform, books, stationary and additional trips, but at least she can attend!

This will change her life forever. I will post a picture of Grace in her new uniform at the end of next week, after her first days at school. I can’t stress enough how big of an impact you made on this girls life just by donating to her cause, her chance to achieve her dreams!

I can promise you, she won’t let you down.


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DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

Location: Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Michele Merrifield
Hoedspruit, Limpopo South Africa

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