Over 220 South African youth educated about nature

by DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
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

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DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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

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