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ROMARIO'S BIRTHDAY UMGENI BIRDS CAMPAIGN

Funds Raised:
R 31 006
Fundraising Target:
R 15 000
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Personal message

Romario Valentine is 8 years old and resides in Durban. Little Romario loves nature and the environment. He cleans the beach often, which commenced from the age of 6 and I am his mother who started the campaign on his behalf.

Welcome to Romario’s Campaign to raise funds for Umgeni River Bird Park situated in Durban, South Africa, for his 9th birthday on 26th July.

The Umgeni River Bird Park was established in 1984 “36 years ago." It has a variety of beautiful endangered birds like cranes, macaws, storks, hornbills, and many more from Africa and the rest of the World. It Is home to 1000s of birds to help conserve and breed certain species which are on the verge of extinction. 

Romario likes to visit the bird park. It is a great opportunity for children to be up close with magnificent birds and feed them, too. His visits to the bird park inspired him to develop a love for birds, which resulted in him painting a hoopoe and a golden pheasant.

It costs millions to keep the bird park open, so it is vital for them to receive tourists and other funding avenues. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the park has been temporarily closed.

Romario decided his birthday gift would be to help the birds and raise awareness about the program, “Inspire to Conserve”.

To preserve the legacy for other children and generations to come. 

The campaign will raise awareness of Umgeni River Bird Park's conservation programme of endangered birds from Africa and around the world. 

The funds will be used for the conservation program at Umgeni River Bird Park, Durban, South Africa.

 

Donations

  • Aug 15, 2020 - USD $ 60.61 Fees covered
  • "Lots of love" - Yue Meng

  • Aug 14, 2020 - USD $ 13.84 Fees covered
  • "Awesome way to commemorate your birthday dude" - Onome

  • Aug 03, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "I love your beautiful spirit little eco-warrior. Thank-you for helping our feathered friends. " - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2020 - R 105.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for your love and care for our feathered friends, Romario" - Fr J

  • Jul 30, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "God bless you." - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Namaste Romario! Light and Love. Keep being a sunshine boy. " - Krishna

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Happy Birthday Romario! Durban is proud of you" - Julie C

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "You are such a shining light at a time when everyone is filled with FEAR... You are just... LOVE. thank you for the wonderful interview and everything you're doing." - Keri Miller (East Coast Radio)

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "You are making a better future for all" - Anonymous

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 50.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for taking care of the beautiful birds! I am so proud of you." - Kyrthi Rajesh

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 145.00 Fees covered
  • "Well done, young man. This effort should help to ensure that the park is still running when you turn 21!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 28, 2020 - USD $ 5.03
  • "I like your grownup attitude to change!" - Sydney Gurewitz Clemens

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 5 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Fantastic idea !! Well done." - Michael

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 50.00 Fees covered
  • "Happy birthday Romario and well done on supporting a very worthy cause" - Kirst

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up your inspiring work!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Belated happy birthday and thank you for the great initiative." - Christelle

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for spreading awareness!" - Joanne M

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Umgeni Bird Park is so beautiful. Thank you Romario." - Edlin Hasanbashaj

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "happy birthday and well done " - Robyn Mowatt

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "You are a star Romario! " - Madeleine Fullard

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Happy birthday Champ!" - Caron

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "From Jeppe and Kirsten Stridh" - Jeppe Stridh

  • Jul 28, 2020 - USD $ 12.83 Fees covered
  • "Good luck and well done " - Winckler Family

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 350.00 Fees covered
  • "Well done, keep birding please." - Graham Searll

  • Jul 27, 2020 - USD $ 5.00
  • "Happy Birthday Romario! With children like you there is hope for the future." - Karen Hope

  • Jul 27, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Thank-you Romario for being such an amazing human willing to help nature." - K Subramani

  • Jul 26, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Keep up the good work Romario! Happy birthday :)" - Brad MacInnis

  • Jul 26, 2020 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Happy Birthday Romario and keep up the good work. From Mnelisi, Phiwokuhle and Manqoba Mazibuko" - Manqoba Mazibuko

  • Jul 26, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Well done Romario. You're an eco angel. Blessings in all that you. " - Peter H

  • Jul 26, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Happy Birthday Big Guy! May God Bless you and all your wonderful adventures of conserving nature and our planet endlessly. I'm extremely proud of you and will continue to support you as you grow. Xxx" - Sade

  • Jul 25, 2020 - USD $ 5.80
  • "A happy birthday handsome." - Orietta Michelo

  • Jul 24, 2020 - USD $ 40.15 Fees covered
  • "Happy Birthday Romario!!Well done and Shine on.So very proud of you, Mum and Dad.Love Aunty Plaxey." - Plaxedes

  • Jul 24, 2020 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Amazing Romario! You really are an inspiration! I love your paintings as well as your gees! Best of luck with all your projects....I'm sure there'll be many more to come. SA needs people like you! " - Lynn Stacey

  • Jul 24, 2020 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Well done! As an environmental management professional, fellow Durban dweller and human- Im really proud of your efforts! " - Renee Rahaman

  • Jul 24, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "What a wonderful initiative, well done Romario" - Sue Goodman

  • Jul 24, 2020 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "You inspire us, may God continue to bless you Romario, regards, Errol and Shamila Moodley" - Errol and Shamila Moodley

  • Jul 24, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Well done Romario. South Africa is proud of you ." - Pravin Maharaj

  • Jul 23, 2020 - R 900.00 Fees covered
  • "Well done Romario! Imagine a world where everyone cared as much as you! Happy 9th birthday!" - SRM

  • Jul 23, 2020 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Great cause!" - AL

  • Jul 23, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I see such potential .... a young scientist in the making. Bless you for being such an inspiration." - MKL

  • Jul 23, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Your actions speak louder than any words! I hope millions follow your lead and ensure a future for our magnificent fauna and flora" - Shelley

  • Jul 23, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Well done on your impressive contribution to bettering the environment and Umgeni Birdpark, Romario. Keep it up!" - Nicole

  • Jul 22, 2020 - USD $ 30.30
  • "Well done Romario! Keep supporting nature and you local community, the world needs young people like you. xx" - Carol Seaton

  • Jul 22, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Very proud to see what the little man is contributing towards society. Keep it up Romario, Thumbs UP." - Mr. P. Madhomu

  • Jul 22, 2020 - USD $ 12.79 Fees covered
  • "You are a star, best wishes to you" - Wendy

  • Jul 22, 2020 - USD $ 12.79 Fees covered
  • "Well done and Happy Birthday. You are a hero!!!" - Jill Ritchie

  • Jul 22, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Happy birthday Romario. Thank you for your kindness towards our beautiful bird park." - Tavish

  • Jul 22, 2020 - USD $ 12.71
  • "Continue with your amazing work, Romario! " - Isis

  • Jul 18, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Happy Birthday little Romario. Happy Mandela Day too! You are the epitome of UBUNTU!" - C C Van Rooyen

  • Jul 17, 2020 - R 50.00 Fees covered
  • "Happy happy birthday little Romario. You are so creative and I love the amazing inventions and beautiful art that you create. Wishing you and your mom well, xx." - Ivana

  • Jul 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Happy Birthday Romi! We are very proud of you. Blessings Rose, Dooley, Tish and Charlyn" - Aunty Lynette

  • Jul 17, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Romario, you are a Star, the light of the world. Keep up the good work. Happy Birthday!" - Pat Marsh

  • Jul 16, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Awesome Romario! from Suri " - Sudan

  • Jul 14, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Congratulations... OUR CHAMPION OF CHAMPS... we salute you... Keep on keeping on.." - Phyllis Marteens & Sr Irene Holland

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "I am so proud to say that I know such a pleasant, dedicated young man like Romario.He is an inspiration to me especially,and his love for nature is amazing." - Krishnaveni

  • Jul 13, 2020 - USD $ 12.46 Fees covered
  • "Happy birthday Romario. Congratulations and thank you for all the good work you do. I love seeing your artwork too. You are a true inspiration to us all. " - Philip Flack

  • Jul 13, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Siyabonga Romi! Sphe" - Zanele

  • Jul 12, 2020 - USD $ 15.52 Fees covered
  • "Happy Birthday Romario, keep up the good work young man. Love and hugs " - Aldridge Moodley

  • Jul 12, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Fantastic job, Romario, you are inspire the young and old alike. " - Zakithi Mazibuko

  • Jul 12, 2020 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Great Stuff Buddy" - Yuvaan

  • Jul 12, 2020 - USD $ 94.95 Fees covered
  • "Hello " - LADUMA

  • Jul 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Happy birthday Romario for uncle Craig " - Craig

  • Jul 11, 2020 - USD $ 6.24 Fees covered
  • "So proud of you young man" - Frank Babbage

  • Jul 11, 2020 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "GREAT JOB ROMARIO!" - Christopher Van D Berg

  • Jul 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Excellent Romi! " - Winnie

  • Jul 11, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Hope you grow in every aspect." - Bee Jay

  • Jul 10, 2020 - USD $ 6.28 Fees covered
  • "You are such a amazing boy! Happy birthday Romario!" - Deborah

  • Jul 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "That's wonderful Romario! " - S Basson

  • Jul 10, 2020 - R 150.00
  • "Well done, this is a wonderful initiative" - Nasima Kader

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 13.22 Fees covered
  • "Happy birthday dear Romario, you are an amazing young man , keep up the great work. Lots of love and Samba , Saji" - Saji

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 26.38 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the good work young man!!" - John

  • Jul 09, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Keep being such a wonderful boy little Romario" - Mikayla

  • Jul 09, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Hey Champ. You are doing amazing. You are truly the coolest kid. Keep well. Kg" - Kagisi KG Mokgadi

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 11.88
  • "Good job son " - Team Hamilton 44

  • Jul 09, 2020 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you a very happy birthday Romario! May you always be blessed and your kindness radiates. Well done. Love Ruby, Samuel and Eden.xx" - Ruby Halabi

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 12.43 Fees covered
  • "Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work and remember to keep having fun Xxx" - Danielle Bischoff

  • Jul 09, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROMARIO, LOVE SETH AND QUIN" - Cal

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 10.49 Fees covered
  • "You're a great grandson. Thank you Romi!" - D B Moodley

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 23.66 Fees covered
  • "Happy Birthday Romario! You are such an inspiration. Keep it up xx" - Rayne

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 58.53
  • "Go Romario!! " - Bridget

  • Jul 08, 2020 - R 50.00 Fees covered
  • "You're a goal getter Romario. Happy Birthday! " - Mohini

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 12.35 Fees covered
  • "Well done Romario! Keep up the good work! Your paintings are EXCELLENT great job! " - Diana Rugge

  • Jul 08, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Thank you for you hard work and just being the BEST HUMAN ever. You inspire all ages." - Nicole Kirby

  • Jul 08, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "The world needs more people like you! Happy Birthday!" - Khanya Singh

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 15.55 Fees covered
  • "Happy Birthday Romario, you are a wonderful human. Keep up the good deeds. " - Ruki Moodley MacInnis

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 6.20 Fees covered
  • "Nice idea!" - Tony

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 31.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep on supporting the birds Romero" - Simon

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 12.57
  • "Well done young man" - Uncle G

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 5.88
  • "Keep shining little man " - Bracken

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 24.79 Fees covered
  • "Happy birthday Romario and well done for this great initiative! " - Anthony Wallis

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 12.40
  • "Thank-you for being a special boy Romario!" - Deehan

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 6.20 Fees covered
  • "Great initiative " - Mike

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 15.83 Fees covered
  • "Happy birthday Romario. What a thoughtful initiative for your birthday. God bless" - Josie

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 18.60 Fees covered
  • "well done Romario.We always so proud of you." - Junseok,Jinwoo,Seojin

  • Jul 06, 2020 - USD $ 12.35 Fees covered
  • "Good job Romario " - Lukas

  • Jul 06, 2020 - USD $ 12.47
  • "Happy birthday darling love the Joseph’s " - Marina

  • Jul 06, 2020 - USD $ 9.26 Fees covered
  • "Wonderful initiative Romario. Well done!" - M Holland

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Fundraising target

R 15 000.00

Donations to date

R 31 006.25
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12-year-old, Romario Valentine, from Durban is a young eco-warrior and author of Protect our Planet – Take action with Romario. Renowned globally for his beach clean ups, tree planting, avian art and other conservation projects.
He is an Ocean Sole ambassador, a 2022 BirdLife SA Owlet laureate and affiliated to many environmental organisations. He believes it is his mission to inspire and empower the youth to become earth guardians.

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