Here is your last DAKTARI Newsletter of 2014!! As always, it keeps you update about the local underprivileged children, the orphaned animals and all our exciting projects! Enjoy the reading! www.daktaribushschool.org
DAKTARI Newsletter - October, November, December 2014
Dear friends, donors, followers,
volunteers… A new year has started
and DAKTARI is excited to start
2015 with you by our side. Your
support makes it possible for our
organization to exist and to ensure
the environment is a safer place to
live. We are so grateful for your
involvement and we would like to
express how much your support
means to all of us!
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Let’s unfold the DAKTARI Gazebo and sell our Christmas
Gifts! On the 15th of December, the volunteers met
with the Hoedspruit Community to spread joy in the
town. The event manage to raise R2200 toward the
education of the local children! Thank you for your
News from camp…
Build4DAKTARI… Update and end of the project:
1 2 3Office extension Ablution Block Tented platform
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR
DAKTARI released its 11 Mongooses into the wild!!! It
was the 21th of October and it was another successful
rehabilitation story by DAKTARI and one that we are so
very proud of. Saying goodbye to them was not an easy
task, even the Mongooses did not want to leave us…
Read the whole article HERE and
learn more about Mongooses!
Watch the video of the release
in the following page
King Kong and Princess Leila do not stop! After Moogli 7 months ago, they now have 2 other
infants. The little family live happily together, even though Princess Leila’s face on this
picture says the total opposite! “No worries Leila, children are a lot of work, but also a lot
of joy! And DAKTARI is here to help you!”
Read the whole article
HERE and learn more
Piggy-Piggy arrived at
DAKTARI when she was
just 2 weeks old and
weighted 600 grams.
She displayed a cheeky
yet sweet character
when she arrived, and
she brings joy to all the
staff at DAKTARI. She is
almost two months old
now, and we are looking
forward to releasing her
when she will be strong
enough to survive by
Do you remember meeting Madonna (not the
singer you silly!!!), our female meerkat, in
the last Newsletter? Well, she made a great
impression with the males because a few
months after her arrival… She had the most
beautiful and cutest surprises!! Thank you
for these 3 little wonderful gifts!
New year comes with many
surprises, among them, we can add
a baby Donkey to the team! Her
name is Surprise. Welcome to
Surprise and Congratulations to the
parents! They should be so proud!
During the year 2014, over
300 children received their
certificates. They learnt about
conservation, politeness, job
opportunities and how to take
care of the animals.
to all our wonderful
volunteers, who came to give
lessons and take care of the
animals. Thank you to all of
you for your on-going support.
Each week, children appreciate working with the animals, interacting with them and learning
more about their behavior. They have the opportunity to feed the baby warthog and they
absolutely love it! With the lessons given by the volunteers and with direct contact and
experience with the animals, the kids come to acknowledge the importance of protecting the
wildlife around them.
They learn that animals have emotions, like humans, and like us, they need a clean
environment to not only survive, but to thrive.
DAKTARI T-shirt for the kids
We are looking for sponsors!
DAKTARI would like to offer one DAKTARI T-shirt
to each kid in 2015! Thus, the children could
wear it during their stay at DAKTARI and take it
back to their home to be an ambassador for the
environment in their community.
We need your help to acquire the amount for
the T-shirts. Thank you for your support!
350 DAKTARI T-shirts = R13 200
We can save our
The Success Story of Portia RAMAHLO
DAKTARI is constantly working in improving
environmental awareness and economic development.
Today, let’s talk about Portia, who achieved her goal by
becoming a permanent full-time waitress at Makalali
Portia was attending the DAKTARI Eco-Clubs when we
met her and noticed her potential. She then spent a
couple of weeks at DAKTARI as a volunteer. She was able
to acquire valuable skills by practicing her English,
learning to interact with the other international
volunteers and as a result grew in confidence.
Since then, DAKTARI Outreach Program has helped Portia
to find a three-month training placement as a
receptionist at Makalali Game Lodge. We are very proud
to learn that she has just signed a permanent contract
as a waitress there. WELL DONE PORTIA!!
The waste management problem in the OAKS Village
Start of November: New mission for the DAKTARI team!
DAKTARI cleaned the oaks village with the community and got involved with Mmakadi,
a daycare center for children between 0 and 4 years old.
DAKTARI’s volunteers came armed with black bags, gloves and enthusiasm by the bucket load.
They teamed up with local residents to clean up the rubbish around the main market area and
the sides of the road. Michele and Ian had meetings with the Chief of The Oaks and the
Municipality, which resulted in the delivery of rubbish bins to be placed around The Oaks and the
agreement to have this rubbish collected. Thanks to the Chief of the Oaks and the municipality
for their great collaboration in making this possible!!
Mission 1: cleaning the
OAKS Village and educate
the community about the
Mission 2: organize
activities at the daycare
center in the oaks and be
involved in the Graduation
The DAKTARI volunteers
organized interactive games
with the children and
encouraged them to interact
with the dogs.
The volunteers were so happy
to be involved with little
children from the local
Special thanks to…
This is our German foundation, which has been created by our friend, Ralf. They donated
towards the food, accommodation and transport here at DAKTARI. Please contact Ralf Tursten
at email@example.com if you want to donate in Germany and get a tax receipt.
Guy Braas aka Speedy from the Rotary Club Echternach & Moselle visited
DAKTARI last year and offered to sponsor us with regards to a cleaner
energy program. It was therefore very easy to see why this would be
compatible, as DAKTARI is an example in the community for using
renewable energy. The Rotary Club Echternach & Moselle donated the
money for the batteries (as discussed above). These batteries are for the
running of 3 solar fridges and 3 solar deepfreezes.
They supported DAKTARI with a very big discount on the retail price
of solar batteries and they covered the transport costs of the staff
member who travelled from Johannesburg to install the batteries.
Thank you to the Deltec staff for donating their time!
Special thanks to…
The neighbor Volunteer Project
Thank you to Wait a Little, Askari, GVI, Sausage Tree and Claudia from Kristi’s camp, for
bringing people around for a tour of DAKTARI. Each time their visitors kindly leave a
donation towards the education of the local children and the care of the orphan animals.
Thank you for the super printer they gave us for the office! Sindoh is the
number one Printer brand in Korea, established in 1960 and responsible
for the manufacturing of many other major printer brands globally.
Please visit their website: www.sindoh.co.za
Thank you for actively sponsoring our organization!
William Andrew and The Geormar Foundation (Nevada)
They both sponsored a group of children to attend DAKTARI for 5 days
of environmental education through ourSpecial Gift – Sponsor a Child
Special thanks to…
The DAKTARI Board Members
Managing Director & Chairman
Director & Treasurer/Secretary
Story of the month
They are real!! Timon and
Pumbaa here at DAKTARI!
Come join them and live an
experience with us!
A last word from
I just wanna tell you that the Nam
Nam tree that you gave me last
year, is growing well and I will
always give that tree water
because is making me to
remember Daktari .
One last thing: feed Maxi well
because I love Maxi too much.
I would like to thank you Daktari
for everything you did to me. I
wish you all the best as we are
going to year of 2015”
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Thank you for your on-
going support and we wish
you a wonderful 2015!!
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