Tour Company

World Fusion Tours

Many of the supplies on this needs list can be purchased locally, and this is a great option as it inserts much-needed funds into the local economy. We will be happy to make a quick stop during your trip to purchase these items with you (enjoy some local haggling). If you would like to buy the items locally contact us at worldfusiontours@gmail.com

Project

The Rwandan Orphans Project (ROP) is located in Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa. ROP cares for around 165 children and young people ages 4 through 18 years old in Rwanda. The ROP is a residential home for children who were previously homeless or living in bad conditions. ROP offers full care and support to these children while they try to trace their families.

They also support an additional 50 children to live within their families, by paying for tuition, school supplies and transportation costs, and sometimes other help, depending on the individual need. The ROP also provides free schooling to an additional 60 boys and girls from poor families in their local community.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pens, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Maps

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English and French) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Math, Nature, and Science & History

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Where There Is No Doctor, and Where There Is No Dentist

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, National Geographic or BBC Nature Documentary DVD’s, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Board Games, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Lego, Marbles, Playing Cards, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Toy Cars

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, Tennis Racquets, Volleyballs, and Whistles

First Aid:
Antibiotic Ointment and Plastic Gloves

Clothing/Shoes:
Belts, New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes, New Underwear, Shirts, Shorts, Socks, Sweatshirts, Trousers (to fit children ages 4 through 18 years old)

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, and Mosquito Nets

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Multivitamin Tablets, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Medications:
Anti-allergy tablets, Antibiotics, Antiseptic cream, Anti-fungal Cream, Anti-scabies Cream, Bandages, Eye Drops, Fever Reducer (particularly children’s varieties), Gauze, Hand Sanitizer, Ibuprofen, Malaria, Medical Gloves, Oral Rehydration Salts, Painkillers, Treatment (Coartem), Throat Lozenges, Vitamin Pills, and Wound Coverings

Gardening:
Books about Gardening

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 27, 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.