Kicheche Mara Camp

Project #1

Aitong Primary School, Olkimitare Kindergarten and First Year School, and the Balanites School together serve over 900 children from ages 4 through 14 years old.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, and Pens

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

Project #2

Aitong Discovery & Empowerment Center tries to encourage people to become more familiar with their own ecosystem and use it to benefit themselves in sustainable ways. These ways include practices or skills such as: tree nursery, bee hiving, beading, dance, meetings, eco-clubs, paper briquettes, education on garbage, job hunting skills, and computer skills.


Wall Charts:
(English) Any Wall Posters of Wildlife or Nature

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Books on Plants, Trees, Bees, and Recycling

Computer Hardware/Software:
Modems, Printers (for training purposes), and Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Project #3

Aitong CMF Clinic serves up to 50 people each day.


General Medical:
Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Cold Tabs, First Aid Kits, Sanitary Napkins, Splints, Tampons, Tongue Depressors, and Tweezers

Testing Kits:
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent) and Pregnancy Testing Kits

Alcohol Gel, Antibiotics, Antifungal Cream, Aspirin, Burn Cream, Eye Drops, Ibuprofen, and Paracetamol

Project #4

Kicheche Mara Camp is helping set up a wildlife library and eco-club at the Mara Discovery Center.


General Supplies:
Books on Worldwide Wildlife and Reusable Shopping Bags

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 25, 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.