DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Focus: Community and Education.
DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is a registered non-profit organisation located in the Limpopo Province, near the Kruger Park in South Africa. It is set in a beautiful nature reserve with granite hills and the most stunning views.
The mission of Daktari is to educate local underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage.
Every Monday Daktari welcomes a new group of 8 to 10 local under-privileged children. As a volunteer your main tasks will be teaching the children and working with the animals. You will give the children the opportunity to discover, learn and become passionate about wildlife and conservation, their heritage. You will also supplement their school curriculum including very Basic English, maths, sciences, geography, life skills, educational games and social issues.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteers meet at 7.00 in the morning for coffee, from 7.30 they conduct a bush walk with the children and the dogs, then feed the animals and clean their camps.
At 9.00 volunteers have breakfast, lessons begin at 9.30 till 12.00, after which you have lunch and everyone is off till 14.00 when the lessons start again and will go on until 16.30.
Volunteers feed the animals again between 16.30 and 17.00 just before discussing social issues with the children.
Dinner is served at 18.30 and is followed by an educational game before the children are sent to bed. Volunteers will have a group meeting every day to discuss the tasks of everyone and the progress of the children.
All volunteers work 5 days a week, from 07:00 until dinnertime with a break for lunchtime, when you will be able to enjoy the swimming pool. Volunteers have time off on Saturday and Sunday and will be able to take this opportunity to visit the surroundings. A trip to town is organised every Saturday, where volunteers can enjoy meeting up with the local community.
1 Week 430 GBP - 2 Weeks 610 GBP - 3 Weeks 870 GBP - 4 Weeks 1090 GBP -
6 Weeks 1530 GBP - 8 Weeks 2080 GBP - 12 Weeks 3070 GBP
These costs include:
Transfer return from the Hoedspruit Airport to the project site (for arrival and departures on Saturdays only), Accommodation & Food, Laundry, and A trip to town each week, Donation to the project, Training and supervision.
These costs do not include:
Travel to and from Hoedspruit, South Africa, Passport / visa, Travel insurance, Personal expenses and excursions undertaken by the volunteer.
A minimum of 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent/carer;
Having a passion and love for animals;
Be able to communicate in English.
Location: Hoedspruit, South Africa
Average cost per day: £35
Focus: Animal care and Education
Skills needed: Over 18 years old, have a passion and love for animals and be able to communicate in English