Accommodation

Mara Explorers Camp

Project

Mara Explorers Camp works closely with Ole Keene Primary School located 1 kilometer away. The school is desperately underfunded and is always in need of supplies for its teachers and students. Many of the 220 students come from very poor families and the school is not covered by the government’s school feeding program, meaning malnutrition is a big problem.

The Porridge Project, which provides the school’s students with porridge for lunch every day, is sustained through generous donations from clients and tour operators and helps combat malnutrition.

With money raised through the camp, Mara Explorers Camp has also recently been able to go about repairing several classrooms by providing materials and a local builder.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Biology, General Science, Language/Grammar, and Math

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 24, 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.