Accommodation

Khwai Tented Camp

Project #1

The African Bush Camps Foundation, a registered charity has partnered with the Khwai Community to open a pre-school in the village of Khwai where there is currently no school facility for children of any age. A Pre-school teacher has been trained and over 70 children in the community from the ages 2 through 5 years old have registered to start at the pre-school in 2015. Children will attend the pre-school until they leave for Maun or other larger tows for Primary school at the age of 6 years old.

The community have identified a building suitable for the pre-school and currently we are building play-ground equipment, conducting further training of teachers and gathering pre-school materials such as arts and crafts equipment, educational toys, games and puzzles to set up the pre-school for opening in January 2015.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Scissors, Poster Paint, and Paper

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Working Laptops, and Early Learning CDs and DVDs

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Mats, and Carpets

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Band-Aids

Project #2

The Vuche Vuche Basket Weaving Co-operative was created to provide employment for women who were either not employed or only employed on a part time basis. The group now consists of twenty ladies, some of whom are widows who are the sole providers for their families, and others who are taking care of orphaned children or their elderly parents. The materials they use for making the baskets are harvested from the bush around the nearby village of Satau and all dyes used are natural.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, Scissors, and Counter Books

Computer Hardware/Software:
Point and Shoot Cameras with Batteries

Health/Personal Grooming:
Reading Glasses

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Craft Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Tape Measures, and Thread

Project #3

The greatest challenge for the elderly in the community is access to running water. There are community water points throughout the village but with the limited mobility of the elderly, these are inaccessible to them. At present there are 5 homesteads of elderly people in Khwai in need of having water made accessible. We try to assist the elderly in any way possible.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Solar Lantern Lights

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Adult Clothing and Shoes

Linens:
Light Blankets and Pillows

Health/Personal Grooming:
Folding Crutches and Reading Glasses

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 30, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.