Accommodation

Ngoma Safari Lodge

Project

Mabele Primary School is located in the Chobe District about 76 kilometers from Kasane near the Botswana/Namibia border. The school’s catchment area is Ngoma Border gate, Muchenje, Mabele and Mowana. The school was officially opened in 1959 with about 23 learners and currently has an enrollment of approximately 80 children from Standard 1 to Standard 7.

As part of our community outreach efforts, we actively encourage our guests to not only visit but also become involved in the development of the school. Many of our guests bring pens, pencils, books, sports equipment, and clothing for the school children.

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, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 29, 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.