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Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel

Tanzania

Accommodation

Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel

If you live in the USA, and would like to bring soccer supplies for the project on this page contact Soccer.com at this link. Soccer.com in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Pack for a Purpose will send the first 150 people who complete the form with the necessary information 4 free deflated Passback soccer balls with needles to "Pack for a Purpose" on your trip. (Limit one request per address.)

Project

We actively assist the Nungwi Nursery School by paying the salaries of a number of teachers and also by providing drinking water from the hotel's water tanker. For the older children, Nungwi Primary School is also short of supplies and has over 2,000 students. This large number requires classes to be taught in shifts. Equipment and supplies are limited and any help is greatly appreciated.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

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

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

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

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

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

All the needs are current as of October 22, 2014
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 bring for 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 bringing candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.