Accommodation

Loisaba

Project

Ewaso School and Loisaba Nursery School are schools situated on the remote Koija Group Ranch in the North of Laikipia County. It provides education, both boarding and day, for 400 pastoralist children from ages 5 through 19 years old from the surrounding rangelands.

In this traditionally marginalized and remote area, the school provides a chance for children who have very little.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, 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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Any Basic Computer Courses for Beginners, Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges (HP Laser Jet Pro Color M251nw), and USB Cables

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Puzzles, and Scrabble

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

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

First Aid/Health:
Sanitary Napkins

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 27, 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.