Week 40 Daktari Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage (South Africa)


-Yordanos Haile-Michael, survivor and inspiration. (Women’s Weekly, October 2016)

Her story is featured in the soon to be released Australian film:

“The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe”

What an amazing lady; first to have the courage to ask her violator why he did what he did, and then to find it in her heart to feel sorry for him.

His excuse …

“Because everybody was doing it”

…sadly explains a lot of human history.

It is often easier to follow the crowd, rather than our own conscience.

Another lady provides inspiration with a much quoted quote …


-Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

…that demands abstinence from this excuse.

It urges us to take ownership of our actions and ask questions.

To everyone who seeks to ‘be the change they wish to see’…

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…Rear Admiral Grace Hopper salutes you!


I couldn’t find an animal charity listed in Eritrea, though I am sure there many wonderful people there who are spreading compassion in their own way.

I was really happen to learn about this wonderful organisation in South Africa.



The Mission of DAKTARI is to inspire and educate underprivileged children to care for their environment through the medium of a wildlife orphanage. Through the combination of the bush school and the Wildlife Orphanage, DAKTARI has developed an immersive educational experience for local children to learn about the wildlife around them, the environment, anti-poaching, and a wide variety of other issues, right in the middle of the bush. Newsletter DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage


The past two months have been very busy! Animal releases, new staff, community work, and work placements – our team has been very busy!




Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain