Here is the DAKTARI Newsletter for the months of April, May and June 2014. Have a look at what exciting news happened in our Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage. We will tell you more about the education of the underprivileged children that we received each week and the care of our animals... We also released a very rare and beautiful animal!! Don't wait to discover who is free again !!! Enjoy the presentation!! :)
APRIL, MAY, JUNE 2014
Dear DAKTARI Friends,
Exciting news from DAKTARI in the last 3
months: 90 children through the program,
babies have been born, we released a
Pangolin and campaigns have been launched.
Have a look at what we got up to during
April, May and June. As always, a big thank
you to all of our friends, donors and partners
for your on-going support and commitment,
we truly could not do it without you!
The 15th April was a big
day for us. After designing
our own desk, receiving
generous donations on
Global Giving to fund
them and selecting
schools in our area,
DAKTARI and Tutudesk
campaign delivered over
800 portable desks to the
Oaks village Primary
Schools: 772 for the
children at Diputhi and 76
for Hope English Medium.
A new Big 5 in the Office
May has been the month of arrivals in the
long term volunteers! Our new office team
is more than capable to take over the job
and do their best to continue the
development of DAKTARI. Read our article
News from camp…
A wonderfully crazy night where the
volunteers dressed up in uniforms and took
over the kitchen.
Each member of staff was recognised for
their hard work and for their individual
qualities (best dancer, singer, humor…)
All the pictures are on our Facebook Page.
Easter Virtual Gifts
We had a wonderful April which included Easter
Day. Thanks to all who contributed to our
Sponsor a Child and Donate to an Animal
campaigns on Global Giving. We really
appreciate your support!
News from camp…
On April 22nd, for Earth-Day, children
wrote letters for other children all over
the world, explaining why it’s important to
protect the environment and how YOU can
make a difference.
Release of a Pangolin
One morning, we received a call to alert us that
a Pangolin was trapped in an electric fence. We
rescued him as quick as possible and after 2 days
in the vet we released him in the wild.
News from camp…
It was such an amazing
experience to have met this
rare and beautiful
We wish you all the best Mr
Pangolin, and be careful of
the fences next time!
Our camp is getting bigger, with an office extension, 2 ablution blocks and 3
platforms to install tents on. Thank you so much for the help we already received
through Global Giving, our official partner BUCO and the Hoedspruit Community.
Thanks to your generous donations, we have purchased our first batch of bricks for
the office building. But we still need your help for all the missing materials!
News from camp…
For 4 years, we raised baby banded mongooses. The cohabitation
was not easy between all of them, we had to separate them into
3 small groups.
But changes have occurred in the last 3 months. We have finally
moved the mongooses, mixed them together and finally they are
living well together. It is really good news to have 10 mongooses,
it means that we can now plan their release into the wild.
Baby Marmoset & Baby Porcupine with their Mom
In May, we’ve had the chance to
welcome new babies. First King
Kong & Leia have had 2 infants,
unfortunately one of them
passed away 2 months later.
Then Yster also became a
mother, with 2 adorable babies.
During the months of April,
May and June, DAKTARI
received 90 children, to
teach them about the
politeness and job
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 TSHUKUDU
As a reward for the best child
of each week, they
experienced a game drive at
TSHUKUDU Game Lodge. It is
a chance for them to
discover all the beautiful
animals, landscape and
environment all around
them. The children were so
happy and lucky to see lions,
Thank you TSHUKUDU to have
offered this chance to the
Once a week, between 20 and 40 children
from Ramatau and Maahlamele schools
attend the lessons we host. Our volunteers
also come and participate in the classes,
sharing their experience about working
with animals for example.
In May, the best 8 kids from Ramatau eco-club had
the opportunity of attending a Game Drive at
Makalali! Thank you Makalali Game Lodge!
24H HOME STAY
Since February, Maakosha has kindly welcomed 20
internationals volunteers from DAKTARI to her house.
During their stay, the volunteers learn
how to cook pap, help to sell fish at the
local market, meet the community
members and wear traditional African
clothing. For them as well as Maakosha,
it is the ultimate cultural exchange and
a great human experience.
We are going to select 2 new families in
the Oaks village to develop this project,
providing extra-income for the locals
and lots of joy for our volunteers.
Please click here for more details.
Like we mentioned in the previous newsletter, we have an
environmental project which involves solar cooking. So
far, we cooked rice with 3 local women and we’ll continue
to practice the cooking of vegetables and pap, to help sell
the solar cooker in the market place. To be continued…
Career Guidance : Kutullo
Beautiful progression has been made by Kutullo! From DAKTARI to Eco-
Club and now a field guide at GVI in Karongwe reserve, we can all say,
well done Kutullo!
“Thanks to all the donors and supporters who helped me to achieve my
goal as a guide. I am happy and I now have a job at GVI doing research
and I am loving it! Please don't stop, help others as well, thank you to
all!”. Says Kutullo. All the article here.
BUCO Hardware Buildware
Suppliers of a full range of products in South Africa, BUCO Hoedspruit is our
official partner for our Build4DAKTARI campaign. They donated bricks and
cement and have supported us more than we expected. It is really heart
warming for DAKTARI to receive such a great welcome and support from the
wonderful BUCO team. www.buco.co.za
Special thanks to…
Tutudesk, a registered NPO, provides portable
school desks to children in Sub Saharan Africa.
Over 95 million students don't have the gift of a
classroom desk. The lack of writing surface affects
handwriting, concentration and overall academic
performance. Thank you for your donations of 500
Imagine Africa Safaris
Imagine Africa Safaris specialises in 4x4 Safari, packaged
tours, accommodation bookings or transfers in South
Africa and other Southern African countries. They gave a
lot to the children: a few pairs of trainers, some T-shirts,
some colour pens, books and games for everyone! Thank
you for your support! www.imagineafrica.co.za
Special thanks to…
Naledi Game Lodges
NALEDI is a private game lodge situated in the famous
reserve which is the Kruger National Park. They
sponsored 3 children at DAKTARI, donating beautiful
jerseys and a cap, branded NALEDI, to each of them.
The children and everyone at DAKTARI appreciate
your support. www.naledigamelodge.com
IICP School of Communication and Journalism
French students, coached by our friend Celia Londos, produced 2 superb videos of
DAKTARI. One teaser and one longer video about the volunteering experience in
South Africa as well as explaining what DAKTARIS’ mission is. Don’t wait another
minute! Click below to watch them!
Special thanks to…
VIDEO TEASER VIDEO PRESENTATION
Animal of the Month
Although you are a little
annoying sometimes, we
still love you
This little Dassie
showed off his cheeky
character and his
foolishness, to all the
members of the
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
In The Netherlands
Name: YEP for Africa
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
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Thanks to all of you for
your continued support,
see you again in 3 months!
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