As we pass through this life, we have a responsibility to dare to live it. And as we travel through Africa, we have a duty to tread lightly, to take care of the land and the people on it. Dare to Care was launched in January 2016 with exactly this goal in mind; to constantly remind us to balance our enthusiasm for adventure which so often, literally is carefree with an attitude of care and compassion.
The charities we support are small, under the radar, sometimes where we have a personal connection, always where we can make a difference. Whether we provide uniforms for a school in Cape Town, or we adopt an elephant in Kenya, these projects allow us and our clients to become involved in the fabric of Africa.
In January 2016 dare to explore adopted Mwashoti , a curious and brave
little elephant that has overcome a traumatic injury to his left front leg.
Date of Birth: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Location Found: Taita Hills Sanctuary
Age on Arrival: 12 months
Comments on Place Found: Found with a horrendous snare wound that became heavily infected making rescue a necessity for him to survive.
Reason for being Orphaned: Poaching
DSWT’s Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.
THE DTE PROJECT
In Africa, many children will not travel beyond their village, their township or their city. Many will not experience the beauty of their own continent, the envy of the world.
Which is why we launched Dare to Care; an initiative that takes small groups of children to landmarks like Table Mountain, Simon’s Town or Kirstenbosch, to broaden their horizons and feed their dreams. And, of course, to give them a hearty meal afterwards. So as you Dare to Explore Africa’s natural gems with us, you also Dare to Care for another of Africa’s treasures; her youth.
For more information visit https://www.daretoexplore.co.za/dare-to-care