Accommodation

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Project #1

One of our areas of focus is education, especially early childhood education. We are now finishing up our 10th preschool build which will benefit children from a few months old up to age 5. We also support primary and high schools in the nearby communities.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Scientific Calculators, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Colors, Human Body, Language, Math, Numbers, Science, Shapes, and World Maps

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software

Educational Games/Toys:
Blocks, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Xylophones

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

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Project #2

We have 2 literacy centers/libraries in the nearby communities. One of them is at Mawewe High School, and the other is at Mahlahluvana Primary School. Both centers have laptops, a variety of books, and a knowledgeable staff member to assist others. These centers are accessible to all students as well as members of the community.

Needs

Books:
Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction (‘How-To Books’; Biographies; Books to Inspire, Educate, Open Minds, Help with Enterprise Development, etc.), Arts and Recreation, Children’s Storybooks, Computer Science and Information, Early Childhood Development, General Works, History and Geography, ‘Learning-to-Read’ Books, Literature, Science, Social Sciences, Technology, Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Young Readers and Teenage Fiction

Reference Materials:
2016 Atlases, Dictionaries, 2016 Encyclopedias, and Thesauruses

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software

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.