A school and community outreach project in support of Farmerfield School, a very poor rural school near Kariega Game Reserve.
Our conservation volunteers visit the school one day a week and make valuable contributions to the children’s education by assisting with classes and improving the children’s English.
We also assist as much as possible with improvements, maintenance, supplies, basic needs, and teaching materials.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Language/Grammar, and Math
Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
The goal of this project is to improve rhino anti-poaching on Kariega Game Reserve and other reserves. The project also includes the rehabilitation of surviving poached rhino, the dehorning of rhino, the fitting of transmitter devices, and the Eastern Cape Helicopter support program.
Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Handheld Radios, Night vision Binoculars, Spotlights, Telonics Telemetry Aerial and Receiver, and Torches/Flashlights
Veterinary Supplies for Larger Animal Wounds
Bullet Proof Vests and Khaki Uniforms
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.