Nkoilale Primary School, located in Siana Location of Narok South District, was started in 1991 as a community venture. Since then, the school has had tremendous growth, starting with an initial enrollment of 150 pupils (39 girls and 111 boys) and now having 822 (360 girls and 462 boys).
The project was started to benefit pupils from the predominantly Maasai community. Being a pastoral community, pupils come from poor backgrounds with annual household average income of about USD 200 per year and 5 children per household on average.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Duplicating Papers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Paper Punch, Pencils, Pens, Pins, Rulers, Spring Files, and Staplers
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Swahili) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Language/Grammar, Math, and Social Studies
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Nets (for Soccer, Netball/Basketball, and Volleyball), Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Whistles
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.