Kunguni Primary School serves 300 children from ages 6 through 12 years old.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints
Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
Abdalla Mzee Mkoani Hospital serves 30,000 people. It is very under-supplied and it is the only source of medical assistance for the island.
As the hospital is not located on the island, Fundu Lagoon provides free, daily transportation for those who need medical assistance.
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Wipes, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’) – Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Respiratory Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Small Scissors, Splints, Tampons, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Tweezers
Otoscope, Slit-Lamp, and Stethoscope
Dressings, Forceps, Surgical Gloves, and Surgery Thread
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), Pregnancy Testing Kits, and Medical Kits
Acetaminophen, Alcohol Gel, Antibacterial Soap, Antibiotics, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Asprin (Low-Dose), Burn Cream, Cold Tabs, Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium Sulfate Paste, Paracetamol, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), and Vitamins
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Cannulas (Particularly Pediatric Cannulas and Giving Set), Child O2 Sat Probes, Cloth Diapers and Clips, and Newborn Clothes (Very Useful)
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Linen Sets, and Pillows
The Fundu Farming Project was started with some of the local villagers in the Wambaa Peninsular Village Community about one year ago.
The idea was to create work and give the villagers the chance to sell their products as a means of obtaining an income as well as help them become less dependent on handouts.
Organic Vegetable Seeds (of any kind)
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.