The Emarti Schools are based near the Emarti village in the trans-mara district of Kenya, on the other side of the Mara river to the Enonkishu Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem.
The primary school was founded in the 1950’s and currently has over 700 children from the ages of 4 through 18 years old.
The secondary school was established and opened in 2011. It currently has just over 100 students with a boy’s dormitory and a girl’s dormitory.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing
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.