Tour Company

Peace Matunda Tours

Project

We are proudly Tanzanian: Peace Matunda School and Orphanage was founded in 2005 by Unambwe Zephania Kaaya, a professional wildlife guide and community leader. Born and raised in the area, Kaaya initiated the project for the benefit of his community after witnessing the difficulties he saw his people face on a daily basis.

We are a nonprofit organization committed to the education and development of underprivileged children. Peace Matunda School is a primary day school for over 200 children in Baby Class, Kindergarten, and Standard 1 through 7; we are now a full preschool and primary school.

Peace Matunda Orphanage provides a home and positive family environment for 24 permanent residential children who are without the means of family. Peace Matunda Tours is the cultural tourism and safari company that supports the school and orphanage.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) General Science, Language/Grammar, and Math

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys and Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, and Mosquito Nets

Kitchen:
Bowls and Pans

Health/Personal Grooming:
Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 25, 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.