Our mission is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment, through the medium of a wildlife orphanage, while increasing their environmental job opportunities.
We allow underprivileged children to experience their local environment. We inspire these children to protect their environment and inform them about eco-tourism job opportunities. We supplement the local school curriculum. We develop the children’s self-confidence while diminishing the stigma of apartheid through working with international volunteers. We give a safe home to orphaned and injured wildlife that can’t be rehabilitated.
Every week 8 underprivileged children attend bush school at the wildlife orphanage. Rescued animals, bush walks and lessons inspire students to care for their environment. Children are tutored on school subjects and are also taught about life skills and career choices.
Today’s local underprivileged children will be able to secure good employment in nature reserves. The children, future custodians of nature, will be inspired to protect wildlife and their fragile environment.
I believe the future of our environment lies in the education of our children. If people care about nature, they will look after it.
- Ian Merrifield , ex game ranger, Director, Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Volunteer for 1 week-3 months, teaching children and working with orphaned and injured animals. Cost from $650 - $4500
Volunteer for 6months or 1 year as the Volunteer Coordinator or the Office Volunteer. No charge, meals and accommodation provided.
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