About OAT

website 150dpi primary Logo copyTrustees – Sue Olsen, Jonathan Olsen, Dave Higgs


Supporting projects & people who share our family passion for the welfare of all animals throughout the world.

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Dave Higgs, brother of OAT’s founder Sue Olsen, joined the family trust in 2015. Dave’s role is to engage and develop relationships with projects supported by OAT.
His journey began in August 2015 when he took his first filed trip to Zambia to spend time with a number of projects under the GRI (Game Rangers International) umbrella, located in and around the Kafue National Park.  It soon became apparent that Dave would be a continuous source of fascinating stories and photographs. We decided to create a platform for us to share these stories with friends of OAT and hence the inception of the OATOKE blog. Having strong family ties with South Africa,  OKE is a common word used similarly the way you would use the word “bloke”.  Dave is now affectionately known as the OATOKE. 
OAT colleagues, aka OATERS, may also blog under the OATOKE banner from time to time when they too wish to share their findings and experiences.  

5 thoughts on “About OAT

  1. Excellent work here Dave – really good. To think we both did removals! Amazing. Well done boss. I note you’re coming home in December. Fancy a beer….?!

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  2. Beautiful spirit and Excellent work Dave_ absolutely beautiful.
    am From Zambia, M’nkhanya Village in Zambia is my home. as a matter of fact. i live at the palace as the Chief is my uncle. I recently Registered an NGO called UKUNDA CULTURAL CENTRE; aimed at cultural awareness, poverty reduction through economic projects, conservation and health care for the people of malambo constituency. hope to work with you soon.



      1. Hello Dave.

        Thank you for your reply.

        Am really honoured. Its going to be a great honor to receive you here and share notes on developmental exercises and plans. Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration through the wonderful work you have done and continue to do.

        Kind regards, Daniel Zulu +260978098745 mcneldanielz@gmail.com

        On Fri, 19 Nov 2021, 14:14 The ‘Oke’ On The Ground for the Olsen Animal Trust, wrote:

        > oatoke commented: “Good Luck Daniel, next time I am in the Valley I will > come find you so we can talk about your community based work.” >

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