We hope you had a good start of the year and that 2020 will be a year to remember! A lot has been going on at DAKTARI and we are very excited to update you on our Community Outreach Program.
After saying goodbye to our Job-Hunting Program, our outreach team came up with the idea of Outreach Campaigning.
As environmental education is at the core of our organisation, we felt the need to reach as many children as possible to empower them to bring positive change to the communities and to their country.
How does it work?
When the children are busy writing exams, DAKTARI takes that time to raise awareness about environmental issues in 6 additional schools we don’t usually partner with.
This is a time to reach a wider public of students from the surrounding villages where poaching and environmental degradation is still a big issue.
Every two months, the outreach team and volunteers go to these villages for an afternoon of fun and engaging teaching games. During the campaigns, the students learn about wildlife crime, anti-poaching, protection of environment and waste management.
The campaigns are a way to widen our impact to the surrounding communities, as we will reach approx. 200 additional children per year. They are Grade 7 children, who will potentially join our onsite Environmental Education program the following year, so we can really follow up with the children year after year!