Accommodation

Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Project #1

Shiyane High and Oscarsburg Primary Schools serve 900 students. We sponsor the children’s school fees, library books, textbooks, learning aids, and more in order to assist with their learning and education.

Every year we target a certain need in terms of sponsorship, alternating between the primary and high school each year. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Scientific 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 and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

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

Project #2

Isibindi Zulu Lodge would like to ask for your help to make Christmas special for some 200 orphans from ages 6 through 14 years old which attend the local schools in our surrounding area.

We would like to ask that when you are visiting one of our lodges that you make a small bit of room in your bag to bring along small useful gifts for us to give out at Christmas time.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Coloring Books, Crayons, Erasers, Felt Pens, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet and Word

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Building Blocks, Connect Four, Finger Puppets, Puzzles, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, Small Cars, Small Dolls, and Yo-Yos

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Music Instruments:
Recorders, Tambourines, and Triangles

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

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, New Underwear, Gloves, Scarves, and Sunglasses

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 29, 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.