DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is a registered non-profit organisation located in South Africa, near the Kruger Park. Its mission is to inspire and educate local underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage. Here is the Newsletter for the months of July, August and September 2014. Have a look at what we have done and all the exciting news have happened during that time!!
Teachers! The Floor is Yours
A very special and unique day with the teachers of the
different schools we work with! They came to our
camp for an interactive discussion about the
education of our next generation.
Teachers! In your opinion:
“What impact does DAKTARI have on the
News from camp…
And… ACTION… Again!
After the teachers, this is the children who were
under the spotlight for 2 days. A Dutch TV Crew came
to make a program which deals with children’s stories
from all over the world.
Click here to play the
News from camp…
Build4DAKTARI, what are the results?
1 Office extension 2 Ablution Block 3 Tented platform
Bricks HERE, DAKTARI will build!
We still need your help to
purchase the materials left
and start the building!
News from camp…
Soccer Tournament at Willows Stadium
There was a soccer tournament in a neighbouring
village and DAKTARI were asked to make a speech.
Our role? To convince the youth to go green and not
to throw rubbish on the ground.
Mission accomplished? Well, we will see…
A little surgery for Erishka
The vet had to cut Erishka’s tail because she was
biting it a lot. We now have to wait for her
complete recovery to release her with the others
mongooses in October. To be continued…
Maxi got a Baby!!
Congratulation for your lovely baby
Maxi!! He is very shy but he starts more
and more to come with his mom to say
hello in the camp!
Madonna, our new Meerkat!
Her arrival story…
Madonna, a little word?
Thank you DAKTARI for
welcoming me! Tikki and
Gaspar are great, I feel
good with them and I
love the food!!
I was alone, abandoned
in this area where I am
not from, and now I
have a lovely new
READ MORE about Meerkats
Release of our little Python!
After taking good care of him during a few months, we released
our baby Python in the wild, for a better and free life.
A Spotted Owl, Rescued and Released
“Hello Guys! Thank you
so much for saving me
from the electric fence
and taking me to the
vet!! Look at my face,
see how happy I am,
glad to have found my
freedom again. I love so
much fly!! See you soon
DAKTARI! I am watching
you from my tree…”
Here is the scroll the Owl sent to us…
During the months of July,
August and September,
DAKTARI received 84
children, to teach them
about the environment,
conservation, politeness and
We couldn’t do it without
YOU and all our wonderful
international volunteers, who
come to give lessons and take
care of animals.
A big THANK YOU!
Game Drive at TSAKANE
In August, the 10 best kids of DAKTARI had the chance to go on a Game Drive at TSAKANE
Safari Camp. The Head Ranger took them for a three-hour drive, they watched giraffe and
other wild animals and he taught them about conservation and water ecology.
Thank you so much TSAKANE for sponsoring these 10 kids to go on a Safari! READ MORE
We all joined hands in solidarity for
Mandela Day!! 18 July, Nelson Mandela's
Birthday!! Hands Across SA
Brigitte Bardot’s Birthday
The 28th of September was the 80th birthday of
Brigitte Bardot!! We are so grateful for her support and
hope that everybody will answer to her desires toward
the protection of the animals.
Maakosha, Oaks Village
FOCUS ON THE OAKS VILLAGE
A waste management problem
DAKTARI has a community management
project with the municipality. The
mission of this project is to develop the
Oaks village to be known as an “Eco
Friendly Touristic Village”.
We first want to put in place a recycle
solution. We are waiting for the approval
of the municipality and the delivery of
20 cement dustbins and 3 recycling
cages to equip the village at some
DAKTARI will organise a show with the children
of the Eco Club to enhance the idea of a clean
village during the call for public participation
that will be done by the municipality.
Also, to help with this project, the children will
be involved in painting the dustbins and
Welcome to Maakosha Guest
Maakosha, the Lady of the Oaks, continues to
welcome more and more DAKTARI volunteers in
her house. We would like to say a huge thank you
for her dedication and happiness. She represents a
key figure for us to motivate the community to be
involved in our recycling project.
Click here for more details.
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SPECIAL DAKTARI OFFER!!
*Offer available from the 1st of
November to the 13th of December
2014. New booking only.
Special thanks to…
All the DAKTARI team would like to say a warm thank you to Deltec
Power Distributors. They donated all of the goods, sundries and labor
needed for our new solar installation. Moreover, the cable and mc4
connecters were given by lapp cables. THANK YOU so much for your
time and consideration.
More solar electricity at DAKTARI for a brighter future!!
4 Chakras Group
ApexHi, one of the DAKTARI funders, has decided to sponsor us by sending
a professional assistance for a whole year (4 Chakras Group) so DAKTARI
can be sustainable for the long-term. A special mention must be made to
Jacque and Rodney-Thank you so much for your advice, help and strong
strategic input. Together we took the steps to ensure a more secure and
prosperous future. www.4chakrasgroup.co.za
Special thanks to…
Thank you to Procon/Consafe (Michelle Mac Gregor) for their donation
through our board member Debbie Compton. www.gloves.co.za
Donations Brigitte Bardot
A huge and warm thank you to Brigitte Bardot Fondation for their donation
toward the mongoose camp.
Thank you to HP, for donation of a printer organised by Rochelle Van Rooyen.
Please note that we still looking for sponsor for cartridges or toner.
Contact Michele at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your help
Animal of the month
You now know everything about the adventures of DAKTARI these
last 3 months. We hope you have enjoyed to read our newsletter.
See you in 3
months for more
exciting news! Stay
A last word?
“Dear Michele and Ian,
Thank you very much for giving me the
opportunity to say that I admire what you do to
improve the life of children and animals.
When I came across your project with Shiloweni
for the first time while surfing the Global
Giving website, I couldn't NOT help the
beautiful cat that you saved. I've always loved
cats, you know, no matter how big and wild
Later I came to know and respect your other
projects in DAKTARI school and orphanage. You
teach the kids, open their eyes to their
beautiful homeland and give them a chance for
a better life. Knowing that somebody cares for
you is important, so you are very important for
these boys and girls and of course for your
Thank you very-very much and all my best
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HOW TO DONATE
In South Africa
Bank: First National Bank, Hoedspruit, SA
Swift number: FIRN ZA JJ
Branch Number: 270652
Account Number: Cheque Account (Non-Profit)
Name: Daktari Wildlife Orphanage, South Africa
Bank: Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost
Konto-Nummer: 1350 88 888.
Name: Spendensammelverein Münster e.V.
Reference: DAKTARI-Südafrika – Busch-Schule &
Wildwaisen - Station
If you are
donating from the
UK or USA use the
global giving links
to the left, or
from South Africa
and Europe use the
details to the right
or Pay Pal button
Thanks to all of you for
your continued support!
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