While at DAKTARI, many children developed a passion for environmental conservation. Driven by this passion, they created independent Eco Clubs at their schools as a way of sharing their newly found environmental knowledge with classmates.
The Eco Club is our main community program. It runs in 6 weeks cycles with a group of 30 students. Twice a week, we welcome our students after school hours to deepen their understanding about the environment. All Grade 9 students are welcome to attend the Eco Club and have to commit for the full teaching cycle.
The students learn about what constitutes healthy ecosystems, wildlife crime, waste management and how they can be actors in making South Africa a better place. At the end of the 6 weeks, they get a chance to present some of their work to their parents during a ceremony. This is a great chance for them to raise awareness about the environmental issues that their country is currently facing.