Non-Profit Organisation Registration Number: NPO 2002/015279/08

Public Benefit Organisation Number: 930018173

Established: 2002

Kindly contact DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage directly for banking details.
contact personIan or Michele Merrifield telephone
mobile cellphone082 656 2969
082 625 7728
street addressBona Ingwe Far, Section 81, Harmony, Hoedspruit postal addressP.O. Box 1599, Hoedspruit, 1380
website urlwww.daktaribushschool.org email address
skypedaktarihoedspruit messenger address

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Daktari is a registered non-profit company located in the Limpopo Province, close to the town of Hoedspruit. It is a bush school where the mission is to inspire and educate local underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage.

Every Monday we welcome a new group of 8 local underprivileged children for a week and give them the opportunity to discover, learn and become passionate about wildlife and conservation, their heritage. We also supplement their school curriculum in English, maths, sciences, geography, life skills and social issues.

Our goal is to enable today�s local underprivileged children to eventually be able to secure good employment in nature reserves, thereby improving their future quality of life.

We have hosted more than 800 children already over the years and some of them have even created a wildlife club in their village to carry on with our work of protection of the environment. The teachers have also observed an increase of interaction in the classroom and a greater motivation to learn and speak up in classes. The children have been much more polite and attentive in class and a significant increase in self confidence and self esteem has been noticed.

Funding or sponsorship to cover the cost of welcoming underprivileged children for a week of education. Funding or material to build more animal camps. Funding or animal food to feed the animals. Funding or equipment for energy (solar and/or generator). Volunteer to help us with fundraising.