Hello, my name is Kurtis. I am a Biology major at the University of Louisville. I am a senior and currently looking for any help in reaching my goal. Next year, I am trying to save up enough money so I can go to Africa and volunteer with the locals and the wildlife. I have been saving up for this experience for the last year or so, but being a college student (even though I work 35+ hours a week), it is still very hard to save up the money I need. With yall help, hopefully I meet that goal.
A brief summary of what I wil be doing in my 2 months in Africa. For the first 4 weeks, I was hoping to volunteer at the CARE Animal sanctuary, mainly working with orphaned and injured baboons. I would become the mother figure in this animals life teaching it the basic survival instincts in hope of one day being able to release them back into the wild. For 4 weeks, this program will cost roughly $2000.00 which includes most of the basics. Such as meals, housing, etc.
For my last 4 weeks, I was hoping to be able to volunteer at a Game Reserve working with endangered species such as lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, etc. My job here will be much of the same in assisting with orphaned animals whose mothers were killed by humans. But I will also assist in tagging and tracking these animals. Along with surveys of present animals and food supplies. One of the more important thins I will be doing is anti hunting and killing of these endangered animals. This program is roughly $2500.00. It also includes basics such as housing and meals.
The total between those two is about $4500.00. This excludeds flight and other types of transportation. But because I have saved up some of my own money, I am only asking for help with $3000.00 of it. I am not lazy by any means and I am not trying to get away with a free ride because I know life doesn't work that way. I am just hoping to find someone who has as much interest in this as I do and who would be willing to help. I will do this , even if I have to sell my truck. Hopefully it doesnt come to that.
My plan is to be able to save up enough money so I would be able to do this next summer. This is my life. This is what I love to do and to be able to do this would be an honor. I have always dreamed about going and now that my schooling is slowly wrapping up, I thnk the time has come. If you are an animal enthusiast or just want to preserve these species of animals for all future generations, please help. There is no amount to small because every penny is a blessing. I will provide links to the website for these two programs if you would like to take a look for yourself or maybe you have a passion like me and its something you may want to do. To all those who helped, I really appreciate it, and if anyone wants to know how things went. I would be more than happy to send pictures via email. I have set the fund as ongoing so if i do reach my max, all other proceeds will go to the actually animal sanctuaries themselves.
Once again, hank yall for your time, I know it sometimes sucks to read everything. But from the bottom of my heart thank you so much. God Bless