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Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Project #1

A primary school was originally located at the center of Manyara Ranch, where wildlife passes through on a regular basis. It was established for the children of employees on the ranch while this was in private hands.

With the support of AWF and the Annenberg Foundation, a new school, Shule Ya Msingibwen Manyara Ranch Boarding Primary School, was built on the outskirts of the ranch along the road between Makuyuni and Mtu wa Mbu. This has relatively modern facilities and greatly enhanced capacity, now one of the best schools in the area.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English and Swahili) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Swahili) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets and Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment

Project #2

Manyara Ranch Conservancy is a wildlife corridor connecting Tarangire National Park to other wilderness areas. As in all such wildlife areas, these need to be patrolled by guards. These activities are financed by the African Wildlife Foundation and also through visitor payments.

Anti-poaching operations are coordinated by the Honey Guide Foundation, using vehicle and foot patrols with armed rangers, micro-light flights, and teams with trained sniffer-dogs to track poachers. All of these need equipment.


Camping Supplies:
Camping Cutlery, Duffel Bags, Roll Mats, Sleeping Bags, Water Bottles, and Backpacks

Field Devices:
Binoculars, Camera Traps, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, GPS (Handheld), Hand Cuffs, Heat-Detecting Equipment, Night Vision Equipment, Solar-Powereed Working Laptops, and Torches/Flashlights

Antiseptic Ointment, Antiseptic Powder, Bandages for Wounds/Plasters, and Wash or Creams

Boots, Bush Hats, Sneakers/Trainers (New or Gently Used), and Socks

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.