The Kanzi Academy is a primary school for gifted Maasai students on the Kuku Group Ranch. It is run in the international style by the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, and is located on the grounds of the luxury safari ecolodge Campi ya Kanzi.
Campi ya Kanzi partners closely with the trust to support conservation, health, and education initiatives. The schoolchildren love visits from guests, and the trust would love your support!
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Craft Scissors, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Puzzles
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Band-Aids and Sanitary Napkins
Age Appropriate Story Books and Children’s Non-Fiction Books (for ages 4-13)
Campi ya Kanzi’s ecotourism partner, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, operates a Health program that gives the local Maasai community their only access to reliable medical care.
With one main clinic and three other dispensaries we’re serving a population of 15,000, but we’re always in desperate need of more supplies!
Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (Sphygmomanometer) – Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, First Aid Kits, Oxygen Tubing, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Spacers for Asthmatic Patients, Portable Nebulizers, Steroid Inhalers – Beclometason, Thermometers (Digital), Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Urine Dipsticks
Fetal Doppler, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, Slit-Lamp, Stethoscope, and USS Doppler and Probe
Crepe Bandages, Plaster of Paris, Speculum, Surgical Gloves, Surgical Scrubs, and Swabs
Hemoglobin A1C Test Kits, H. Pylori Test Kits, Pregnancy Testing Kits, Rheumatoid Factor Test Kits, Syphilis Test Kits, and Vaccutainers
Acyclovir Gel Tablets, Albuterol Inhalers, Analgesics, Antibacterial Ointment, Antibiotics, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Anti-Convulsants, Anti-Hypertensives, Augentin Caplets and IV, Burn Cream, Ceftriaxone IV, Cefuroxime IV, Cephalexin IV, Ciprofloxacin Tablets and IV, Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, Ferrous Sulphate Tablets, First Aid Spray, Floxacillin Caplets and IV, Franol Tablets, Ibuprofen, Norfloxacin Tablets, and Paracetamol
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Child O2 Sat Probes, Cloth Diapers and Clips, Hats (for Premature Babies), Newborn Clothes (Very Useful), Pulse Oximeter, and Children’s Toys
Baron’s Medical Microbiology, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Medical Dictionary, Oxford Handbook of Medicine, Robbin’s Book of Pathology, and WHO ‘Hospital Care for Children’ Book
Campi ya Kanzi’s ecotourism partner, the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, runs a number of programs dedicated to conservation of the surrounding ecosystem and endangered animals such as elephants and lions.
Our locally-employed game scouts and rangers appreciate all the help they can get in battling poachers!
Duffel Bags, Roll Mats, Rucksacks, Sleeping Bags, Small Cooking Pots, and Water Bottles
Batteries (AA), Binoculars, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, Handcuffs, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Mobile Phones (Old), Motorola 7. 2v Radio Batteries, Solar Battery Chargers, and Torches/Flashlights
Antiseptic Ointment/Powder, Band-Aids, Bandages for Wounds/Plasters, and First Aid Kits
Boots, Bush Hats, Rain Coats, and Socks
A4 Paper, Notebooks, Pens, and Plastic Sheet Protectors
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.