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DAKTARI Newsletter - April, May, June 2014

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!! :)

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DAKTARI Newsletter - April, May, June 2014

  1. 1. 1 NEWSLETTER 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!
  2. 2. 2 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. TutuDesk Campaign!
  3. 3. 3 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 here. News from camp… Staff Party 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.
  4. 4. 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! 4 News from camp… Happy Earth-Day! 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.
  5. 5. 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. 5 News from camp… It was such an amazing experience to have met this rare and beautiful creature. We wish you all the best Mr Pangolin, and be careful of the fences next time!
  6. 6. Build4DAKTARI Campaign! 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! 6 News from camp…
  7. 7. Animal news! Mongoose Rehabilitation 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. 7
  8. 8. Baby Marmoset & Baby Porcupine with their Mom 8 Animal arrival… 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.
  9. 9. 9 Children News During the months of April, May and June, DAKTARI received 90 children, to teach them about the environment, conservation, politeness and job opportunities. 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!
  10. 10. 10 Children News 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, zebras, cheetah… Thank you TSHUKUDU to have offered this chance to the children!
  11. 11. ECO-CLUB 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. 11 Outreach Programme 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!
  12. 12. 12 Outreach Programme 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.
  13. 13. Solar Cooker 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… 13 Outreach Programme 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.
  14. 14. TUTUDESK 14 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. 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 Tutudesks!
  15. 15. 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! 15 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.
  16. 16. 16 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
  17. 17. Animal of the Month 17 CACHOU!! Although you are a little annoying sometimes, we still love you Cachoulouuu! This little Dassie showed off his cheeky character and his foolishness, to all the members of the DAKTARI team.
  18. 18. 18 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) 62044965129 Name: Daktari Wildlife Orphanage, South Africa In Germany Bank: Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost Bankleitzahl: 40050150 Konto-Nummer: 1350 88 888. Name: Spendensammelverein Münster e.V. Reference: DAKTARI-Südafrika – Busch-Schule & Wildwaisen - Station UK (tax Deductible in UK) USA (tax Deductible in USA) In The Netherlands Name: YEP for Africa BIC/SWIFT: INGBNL2A IBAN: NL04INGB0005254438 Place: Rosmalen 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 bank transfer details to the right or Pay Pal button below… Thank you 
  19. 19. Visit our website: Follow all our adventures on Facebook Follow all our adventures on Twitter Don’t miss our videos and subscribe to our Youtube Channel NEED MORE INFOS? Contact Thanks to all of you for your continued support, see you again in 3 months! Help one of our projects on Global Giving