Dingani Primary School is located in the small town of Dete, close to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The school has over 300 pupils from the ages of 4 through 12 years old, and the school is in dire need of equipment and maintenance in order to continue the education and development of their pupils.
Through Pack For a Purpose, we are collecting donations from our clients to enable the teachers to educate the pupils in a stable environment with the basic necessities required.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
(English) Educational Software, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, Tambourines, and Triangles
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
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.