Tour Company

Amahoro Tours

Several of the supplies which are needed for the projects we support can be purchased locally. If you would like for us to purchase these and have them waiting for you when you arrive here, contact us at info@amahoro-tours.com

Project #1

Rugarika Primary School is a three-hour walk from the closest main road at Red Rock, and a 40-minute drive on a rough road in a 4-wheeler. Its school enrollment is 300 girls and 200 boys, which is a rare ratio in Africa.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Language and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, Tambourines, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees and Soccer Balls

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #2

These are a remarkable group of 20 basket-weavers working together to provide for their families. The products are beautifully crafted with a variety of bright designs.

These weavers have a unique style and will sit with travelers to show them how to do the weaving. They also teach a local children’s group to make sure the art form does not become lost in the future generations.

Needs

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Packets of Colored Dye to Use for Baskets

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.