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Accommodation

Virunga Lodge (Volcanoes Safaris)

Project

Mwiko School is a primary school serving 800 children from ages 6 through 12 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, 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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

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

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

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.