This week we had a wonderful child stay with us called Akani. She is 13 years old and comes from Maahlamele School in the Oaks Village.
Akani was the only student in last weeks group to receive excellent feedback from the volunteers in all subjects during the week including English, Maths, Politeness & Respect and Animals & Nature. She was also a very talented storyteller and on her last night amazed the children, volunteers and staff by telling a beautiful story with so much courage and enthusiasm.
Some of the children in her group had misbehaved when she was here and refused to sleep on several occasions. Akani responded to this by writing a letter of apology to DAKTARI once she returned home. In her letter she said "I had a very beautiful wonderful and marvelous week at DAKTARI, I cant wait to grow up and make my own game reserve where I can put my animals and make a hotel so that when people come they can sleep there." Below is her full letter.
"Dear Daktari Bush School,
I know you are all fine so there's no need for me to greet you. First I want to tell you how much I love you all, I love you so much and I can't mention how I miss you.
I just want to say thank you for the love that you gave me, respect, kindness, patience cant' mention what you taught me and inspires me to do. I had a very beautiful and marvelous week at Daktari I can't wait to grow up and make my own game reserve where I can put my animals and make a hotel so that when people come they can sleep there.
I can feel you are surprised but don't worry I will come and donate at Daktari it will depend on how much money you want :)
I wish I could reverse days at Daktari so that I could come back and have a good behavior. I have realized my behavior was bad and I'm really sorry for other things I have done wrong (I wish I was God so that I could reverse days :) ) So I'm not and I will never reverse days. I promise that if I go to other reserves I will behave because I learn a lot from Daktari.
You know what Daktari volunteers keep up the good work, respect, kindness, love and know your worth to keep on QUEENING. I miss you guys I really really miss you.
From your loved one,