Accommodation

African Game Lodge

Project #1

The RAD Foundation believes in M.A.G.I.C. (Music and Arts Growing Inspired Children), and introduces the arts to rural communities. They provide a platform for integration and unity in diversity, through classes, workshops, carnivals, and festivals.

Our aim is to get youth off of the streets and into an environment where they can learn, grow, and achieve manageable goals. We work in collaboration with several other NGOs to ensure that we reach all target groups of youth in order to introduce them to the projects which include: HIV/AIDS awareness, substance abuse, life skills, recycling, nutrition, and other relevant youth issues.

Our motto is to INSPIRE, ENGAGE, EDUCATE with Respect, Attitude and Discipline.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper and Colored Pencils

Text/Reading Books:
Art, Dance, Drama, and Music

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Drum Pads, Drum Sticks, Drums, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes

Project #2

Zolani Hope Center is an initiative in Montagu that helps members of the disadvantaged community of Zolani develop skills and creativity and therefore gain an income in order to lead a positive life.

Zolani is situated in a rural area where, apart from seasonal agricultural work, there is not much employment and poverty is rife. The center teaches woodworking skills and it also supports a soup kitchen.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, and Crayons

Kitchen:
Dry Soups, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Craft Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Knitting Needles, Sanding Sheets, Tape Measures, Wood Biscuit Joins, Wire Cutters, Wood Glue, and Woodworking Tools

All the needs are current as of July 20, 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.