Accommodation

Amakhala Game Reserve

Project

The Amakhala Foundation assists with community and conservation projects in its immediate surroundings. It supports and manages an environmental education program aimed at local primary and nearby high schools.

It also assists the Isipho HIV/AIDS Haven, which provides material and psycho-social support to 400 children. The foundation manages a craft center where local people sell crafted goods, mainly fabric and beaded crafts.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body and Math

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and General Science

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Small Pieces of Felt, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, and Wire Cutters

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

First Aid/Health:
Band-Aids

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing (particularly winter clothes) and Shoes

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap and Multivitamin Tablets

All the needs are current as of September 25, 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.