Add Newsletter January – Feb – March not visible enough.
Out the hyperlink of Makalali game lodge
Maybe you can add a little picture of me also?? I put one on the destock: feeding warthog
DAKTARI Newsletter April, May, June 2015!
There is a lot of news from the DAKTARI camp and
here is the newsletter to share it with all of you! But
firstly, thank you all for your continued support to
our cause, without you and your consistent help,
we would not be able to carry out our mission as
well as we do!
Newsletter Q2 2015!
April – May - June
Creating and running DAKTARI has been, from the beginning, a life full of challenges regarding material,
finances, emotions and competences.
We receive so much from our achievements, volunteers, children, animals and YOU, that we cannot allow
ourselves to give up when times are difficults.
We highly appreciate your support and this is very easy to say, but what you probably do not know is that we
even think of YOU when we are brushing our teeth
There is no “after hours” for us. It is our life and you are part of it »
Ian and Michèle
A word from the Co-Founders…
Take a peak into the project and the impact that we aim to make on
the children that visit DAKTARI!
Winner’s Game Drive
Every week, the volunteers get toghether and decide on what
we call a ‘winner of the week’. The award is aims to
encourage the child who throughout the week has made the
most effort to improve. As a reward, the winner of the week
takes home a Marula tree, and also wins a game drive!
In early May, the winners of the week for the past few months
got together and were taken for a beautiful game drive in
Makalali Game Reserve. They were lucky enough to see
Elephants, Rhinos and Lions! But more importantly, they could
see the beautiful wildlife which they learnt about at DAKTARI,
and how their actions can impact the animals!
The experience seen from
• In May, we took the opportunityto interview
some of the children who come to DAKTARI to
see what they learned, but also to find out
what they cherished the most from their week.
Light and Evidence jumped right at the
opportunity of talking to us and here are some
extract from what they said!
• “I learnt more about animals, being polite and
respecting people. I will help animals so that
tourists can come to South Africa and learn
more about animals just like me.”
• “We must respect animals and take care of
them. We must also treat others the way that
we want to be treated.”
All the latest news about all issues concerning animals at DAKTARI!
Newest additions to the family!
• Here are the newest
members of our animal
• Either due to injury or
because they were
abandoned they have come
to DAKTARI for a second
chance at life!
An incredible success!
• Who knew that a group of tame rabbits would make such
a huge difference!
• The have turned out to be an incredibly useful tool to get
the children to interact safely with animals for the first
time! They now actively serve as the first stepping stone
for the children to begin seeing animals as more than just
tools or something to fear, and open their eyes and their
mind to loving animals for their beauty and natural value!
• Her name alone means ‘greatness’ in Sepedi, the local
language. A few weeks ago we shared with you her terrible
injury, where her left-hind leg had the skin literally peeled off.
Although gruesome, we took care of the injury and made sure
she was fed. Little did we know what she had in store for us!
Just a couple of days ago, she was seen wandering around the
camp with a little baby duiker! Not only did she recover, but she
is now also looking after her young one!
News from camp…
What has been happening at the camp? Wonder no more! Here are all
the stories about all things happening in the DAKTARI backroom!
A new home for the Meerkats!
Finished Meerkat enclosure!
More space New toys
Exploring… New view!
Funded by Brigitte Bardot Foundation and Barry & Kristin Peart from Hoedspruit
New Team Members!
Erica – New Office Assistant Toine – New Outreach Manager Marta – New Animal & Camp
Not everything is good news…
• Unfortunately, life in the bush is not always
spotting wildlife in our ‘backyard’ and
spectacular sunsets… Over the past few
months we have struggled with continuous
problems with our solar batteries, making
dinners in the dark and power shortages
more common than usual.
• Although we must admit that dinners by
candle-light are very romantic, not being
able to run the camp at 100% is somewhat
of a problem! Mainly because we need to
power our core; the office!
Read the story here!
We have a NEW project!
We are happy to share with you that we
successfully completed our project on
GlobalGiving and raised over $40,000 to
provide Environmental Education for the
children who come to DAKTARI! As a result
we have completely revamped our project
on the fundraising platform to accurately
reflect the current situation and needs of
our project in order to continue making an
impact. We have updated the impact
which each donation will make in order to
give you, our donors and supporters, a
more accurate and up-to-date view of how
your donations are directly put into the
A Special Thanks To…
Alexandra Dobrin (from Century21 in North
Carolina, USA) and her friends’ donations!
A Special Thanks To…
• Visit from Brian Barczyk and his TV crew!
• Wildsfees 2015
• Halls dog food
• Wait a little
Brian Barczyk and his TV crew for their incredible visit!
Thank you to the Hoedspruit Community and the people
from the Wildsfees 2015!
In mid June, DAKTARI took it’s show on the road and went to Wildsfees, a festival in
Hoedspruit! We were fortunate enough to speak to a lot of people and tell them
about our project!
It was amazing to see the support from our local community and we hope that you
enjoyed meeting us as much as we did you! Hopefully we will see you soon!
HOW TO DONATE
--- SPECIALS USA & UK ---
Are you from the USA?
Click HERE and get a tax
deduction in USA.
Are you from UK?
Click HERE and get a tax
deduction in UK.
Through our fundraising platforms!
Donate or Become a DAKTARI
fundraiser, creating and
managing your own
fundraising page towards
DAKTARI! See more.
(Tax deduction in UK)
Visit our website and donate
on our PayPal account
for our bank details or to
monthly sponsor an animal
or a child.
Visit our website: www.daktaribushschool.org
Follow all our adventures on Facebook Twitter
Don’t miss our videos and subscribe to our Youtube Channel
NEED MORE INFO? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your
and we wish you all
See you next time!!
Help one of our projects on Global Giving
Become a fundraiser for DAKTARI on Just Giving