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Daktari Newsletter July - August 2011

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Daktari Newsletter July - August 2011

  1. 1. Daktari NewsletterJuly/August 2011<br />By Andrea Leonard<br />
  2. 2. New members of the Daktari Family…<br />My name is Princess Maya, I’m very tiny and very beautiful, but unfortunately people say I’m a bit smelly! I have a special diet and need a lot of care, I’m definitely a real Princess! I need a sponsor for only R250 a month, that’s not a lot to look after royalty!<br />Hello there! My name is Zulu and this is my brother Shangaan, we are playful Caracals that have just arrived at DAKTARI. We need a sponsor to pay for our food and upkeep. It’s only R500 per month for both of us. Can you help?<br />
  3. 3. Kids from the Orphanage<br />In July the local school children had exams and could not come to Daktari, so instead of having a quiet, relaxing week, we brought 10 children from a nearby orphanage, and gave them a week to remember!!<br />
  4. 4. New Dormitory For the Children <br />Wow! Check out our brand new dormitory!! Thank you to Daktari Germanyfor your donation of €10,000, and to the volunteers’ for all your hard work!<br />WE LOVE IT!!!<br />
  5. 5. The Mongooses have moved house!<br />We Loooove our new camp!!<br />We Loooove our new camp!!<br />It is with lots of emotion that I spent time watching the happiness of our mongooses in their new big camp. I could feel so much freedom and enjoyment. I wish Mrs Brigitte Bardot would have been here to share this wonderful time with us. Thank you so much to my compatriote BB for her donation.<br />
  6. 6. Mulgrave School, Canada<br />Pupils from Mulgrave School in Canada made their annual trip to Daktari and this year’s project was to build a causeway on the road into Daktari, so hopefully this year we wont get stranded by the water in rainy season! <br />Thanks Guys!!<br />The students spent a day with some kids from a local village, they cooked a traditional African meal and all got to try a Mopane Worm!!<br />This year was Eddie’s last year with Mulgrave School, as he is moving on to a new adventure at a school in Korea.<br />Daktari will miss terribly such an exceptional head master. Thank so much Eddie for your great support over the years . Good Luck Eddie!!<br />
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  8. 8. No more Dirt Mountain!!!<br />This is AMAZING news for anyone who has volunteered at Daktari, Dirt Mountain is no more! Hooray! With thanks to a few dedicated volunteers, John “5 wheelbarrows a day takes Dirt Mountain away” Burrows in particular, the dirt has been moved and we now have a flat open space and a lovely view of the Ostriches from the Lapa!<br />
  9. 9. Children at Daktari July/August <br />
  10. 10. Volunteers July/August Clockwise from top left: Beth & Deidre from Ireland; Robin, Hannah & Christy from the UK; Clementine, Elodie, Romain, Anne Laure & Valerie from France; John from the USA; and Andrea from Germany .<br />
  11. 11. More Volunteers July/August Clockwise from top left: Fabienne, Clelia, Flora, Arthur & Nadine from France, Dagmar, Lizella & Gracita from Holland, Sara from Sweden, Charlie from the UK, Luke from Australia, and Laura, our new volunteer co-ordinator from USASo many happy faces….Be one of them and join us as a volunteer!!!<br />
  12. 12. Lion King Lesson…<br />A change to the teaching programme means that Wednesday nights are now filled by the children (and the volunteers) watching The Lion King. The children all seem to really enjoy this privilege and the subsequent discussion on Thursday morning brings up great insights into their thoughts about life. Questions about the circle of life, death, emotions, family and responsibility are discussed and this has now become one of our most valuable and fun lessons!<br />
  13. 13. Our little cutie Weasel is looking for a kind donor to sponsor him for just R200 a month! <br />Eeyore lives among us in the camp as he is blind. He needs R300 a month for his food and shelter.<br />Some of our animals still need sponsors. <br />Can you help?<br />Shiloweni is still looking for more sponsors to help keep up his bigappetite forR200 a month. <br />Caline would really appreciatesomeone to sponsor her and her little girl Halloween for R300 each a month.<br />
  14. 14. Thank You to sponsors(Click on the logos to see their web page)<br />Thank you to Mr Price/Redcap Foundation for R3000 vouchers to spend in Mr Price & Mr Price Home!<br />Thank you to Jonathan at, who donated 200 name badges for the children!<br />Thank you to Amber at A Pet’s life for giving us sturdy metal Food bowls at less than cost!<br />Thank you to René at World Gaia for the donation of 10 Solar Lanterns to help us get around the camp at night!<br />Thank you to Hills Pet foods for supplying us with even more dog food! <br />This is very much appreciated, especially by the dogs and the Piggies!!<br />
  15. 15. In Germany <br /> Bank: Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost Bankleitzahl: 40050150 Konto-Nummer: 1350 88 888. Name: Spendensammelverein Münster e.V. Reference: DAKTARI-Südafrika – Busch-Schule & <br /> Wildwaisen - Station<br />How to Donate<br />Children Project<br />Educate over 220 South African children about nature & environment<br />In South Africa<br />Bank: First National Bank, Hoedspruit, South Africa<br />Swift number: FIRN ZA JJ <br />Branch Number: 270652<br />Account Number: Cheque Account (Non-Profit) 62044965129<br />Name: Daktari Wildlife Orphanage, South Africa<br />Just Giving US<br />(Tax Deductible in US)<br />Just Giving UK<br />(Tax Deductible in UK)<br />Vehicle Project<br />Vehicle to transport underprivileged children<br />Just Giving UK<br />(Tax Deductible in UK)<br />Just Giving US<br />(Tax Deductible in US)<br />You can donate by Pay Pal<br />Club Kids Project<br />Teach 125 Wildlife Club kids in rural villages<br />Just Giving US<br />(Tax Deductible in US)<br />Just Giving UK<br />(Tax Deductible in UK)<br />Tax deductible In South Africa<br />
  16. 16. We would like to say a big thank you to all of our friends, donors and sponsors. And to all of our volunteers who make Daktari the wonderful place that it is.<br />