DAKTARI is so thankful for all of the support we received during the June 15, 2016 Bonus Day on GlobalGiving UK. We received more than £15,000 in donations, matching, and prizes thanks to our amazing donors!
We were so thrilled to also be awarded the top prize for the most funds raised on that day on GlobalGiving UK and for having the most donors on that day as well – prizes totaling £1,300.
These funds will be used towards DAKTARI’s teaching program. The children coming to stay with us will have delicious meals, new school supplies, and warm beds to fall into after an exciting day at DAKTARI.
DAKTARI would not be here without your continued support throughout the past 10 years. THANK YOU!
GlobalGiving Photo Contest 2015
Why is this important for us?
Simply put, it is a great opportunity to win a substantial amount of money towards our project! Moreover, we believe that our community is strong enough to help us achieve it!
What will the money go towards?
The photo selected by GlobalGiving comes from our fundraiser to provide food and care for all the animals at the camp. $1,000 will make a huge difference in allowing us to provide the best food for the animals as well as for continuing with the general maintenance of the animal’s enclosures. We work our hardest to provide the animals at the DAKTARI camp with a second chance at life!
Putting the financial aspect aside, being able to care for these beautiful creatures is a key service for our educational program. The subject of the photo, Nikita and Piggy, are a prime example of how we try to incorporate wildlife into the daily lives of the children who come to visit us at DAKTARI. This constant exposure to animals which they would otherwise not have seen is an important step in ensuring that we make as much of an impact as possible to ensure that the way in which animals are viewed is altered throughout their stay.
Piggy alone has proven to be a success story, as she grew large and strong enough to successfully go back into the wild. The size of our farm was not large enough to release her here, so she was moved to a larger farm with less people where she has now transitioned from her life in captivity to going into the wild!
These two reasons show the impact that we are trying to make. On one hand, Piggy served her purpose by acting as an educational tool for hundreds of children who were able to get a new perspective on wildlife through interacting with her. On the other hand, through nurture and care from a very young age, Piggy was given a second chance at life due to coming to DAKTARI.
Maybe on the surface this picture just shows a cute warthog playing with a puppy, but the story behind it holds the essence of the impact which we strive to make at DAKTARI. I hope that you share this feeling too.
Please VOTE below and SHARE the picture to help us win the competition, continue spreading our message, and making a difference!
I know what you are thinking… how is this possible?!
Ask no more! DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage has partnered up with BookDifferent.com to make this a reality!
BookDifferent.com offers hotels all over the world at the lowest rates while actively making a difference through providing support to NGOs like ourselves as well as measuring the impact that your stay will make on the environment.
How do YOU make an impact?
BookDifferent.com donates 50% of the commission they charge to the hotels to the charity of your choice. That is how you can help DAKTARI by booking your next hotel! It comes at no extra cost to you, but this small gesture makes a huge difference to us!
To plan and book your next holiday, travel green, and ensure a donation to DAKTARI you must visit daktaribushschool.bookdifferent.com!
Check out the video below for a quick view of how it works!
We have revamped our GlobalGiving Project!
We are happy to share with you that we successfully completed our project on GlobalGiving and raised over $40,000 to provide Environmental Education for the children who come to DAKTARI! As a result we have completely revamped our project on the fundraising platform to accurately reflect the current situation and needs of our project in order to continue making an impact. We have updated the impact which each donation will make in order to give you, our donors and supporters, a more accurate and up-to-date view of how your donations are directly put into the project.
We hope for an equally successful campaign for our project 'Educate African children to save their Environment'! Through your support we will continue to provide an educational program for these children in order to inspire them to not only take care of their environment, but also to pursue careers which will make an impact on conservation.
To continue supporting our cause and our project donate on the button below!
We want your help!!
We are very close to finishing the funding of our project "Environmental Education for Over 300 Children"!!! All we need is $1.360!
Can YOU be part of this success?!
On Wednesday May 13th Global Giving is offering us a BONUS DAY... and all donations will be matched during the Entire Bonus Day!
This means that you can INCREASE your contribution just by donating on this coming Wednesday!
Use the above links to find the time in your country.
▪ UK: Wednesday 2PM to Thursday 5AM
▪ Europe & South Africa: Wednesday 3PM to Thursday 6AM
Click HERE to make your donation.
IT MEANS A LOT TO US!
From all of us at DAKTARI, a heartfelt thank you for your help!
... And your money!
- Orphaned animals and underprivileged children need your love this Valentines Day.
- They both deserve your loving attention without delay.
- You spend most of your time with your partner, guaranteed ups and downs.
- Why not give something to these children and animals and receive no frowns.
- A contribution from your big loving heart.
- Is just what they need in life to get a head start.
- Support this worthy cause, come on now Honey. ;-)
- LOVE is all we need... And your money!