Help 125 SA kids to care for their environment

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
Dec 11, 2012

Conservation at the Daktari eco-club

The Daktari eco-club is going strong with students continuing to learn about the value of wildlife conservation. Top performers have been able to experience animals in their natural habitat which is a huge incentive and reward. The clubs seem to becoming more popular as turnouts to meetings increase.

Rhino poaching, as a cause for critical concern at the moment, is a consistent topic. Numerous poachers come from the communities within which these children live. By instilling an appreciation for the Rhinos, eco-club students are able to avoid the temptation of practicing poaching and are able to spread the message within their communities.

The eco-clubs continue the English, etiquette and general communication lessons as started when the children were originally at Daktari. This has helped a number of students get through interviews at prospective jobs and for seeking scholarships at universities and high schools. 

The funds received from our donors have covered 8 weeks of eco-club costs, including fuel and stationary for the club members, as well as handouts at all the lessons. A new projector was purchased which will be taken to all meetings at each school to present powerpoints and showcase pictures and videos concerning the conservation of South African wildlife. A portion of the money was also used to pay for transport so that some children could go on a professionally led game drive in a local Big 5 reserve. 

Thank you for all your support for the students at the Daktari club, we hope that we can continue to connect with more children through the outreach program. 


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Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Steve Gwenin
Field Director
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

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