The Khanyisela Project and Royal Drakensberg Primary School: We believe that the only way to make a real contribution to our community is through education. We support 13 Crèche in the Amazizi Village.
In addition to the Crèche project, we have helped establish an independent school just 500 meters from the Cavern, The Royal Drakensberg Primary School. There is a great need for holistic education of a world class standard in our area.
Conditions in these rural areas are poor and the teachers lack resources and infrastructure.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Craft Scissors, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, and Wax Crayons
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books
Chess Sets, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
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.