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Karibu Rwanda Ltd

Project

Victorious Academy is a day and boarding primary school serving 300 children from the ages of 3 through 15 years old. The school is located in the Kayonza town in the eastern province of Rwanda. The children are receiving an education that is literally changing their lives one by one.

It is the first school owned by parents and teachers in the district. Unlike most private schools, the school’s primary objective is not to make a profit. It is purely an idea of the people, parents, and teachers.

Victorious Academy does most of the teaching themselves. It is privileged to have some of the best teachers, who are specialists in teaching at the primary school level.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, *Biology, *General Science, *Language/Grammar, and *Math

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software and Working Laptops

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

Office Supplies:
Markers, *Pencils, *Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

All the needs are current as of September 30, 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.