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Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp

Tanzania

Accommodation

Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp

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 #1

The Primary School and nursery in Mang'ula Village serves approximately 300 pupils from ages 4 through 13 years old. The pupils all come from very low income families. The main income in this area comes from small-scale farming.

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English and Swahili) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

Wall Charts:
(English) 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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Working Laptops

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

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

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

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Malaria Treatment

Project #2

Our local hospital is in need of birthing sets and equipment, basic medicines, and any related items. It is under-supplied and is unable to provide a proper medical service to its community.

Needs

General Medical:
Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff ('Sphygmomanometer'), Blood Pressure Cuff ('Sphygmomanometer') - Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Giving Sets, Oxygen Tubing, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Respiratory Masks, Scissors, Small Scissors, Spacers for Asthmatic Patients, Splints, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Tweezers, Urinary Catheter, and Urine Dipsticks

Specialist Equipment:
Fetal Doppler, Laryngoscope, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, Oxygen Concentrator, Pediatric Laryngoscope, Slit-Lamp, Stethoscope, and USS Doppler and Probe

Surgical:
Crepe Bandages, Dressings, Needle Holders, Plaster of Paris, and Surgical Gloves

Testing Kits:
Malaria Testing Kits ('RDTs' - Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent) and Pregnancy Testing Kits

Medications:
Alcohol Gel, Antibacterial Ointment, Antibiotics, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Asprin (Low-Dose), Burn Cream, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any Cephalosporin), Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Flucloxacillin, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium Sulfate Paste, Metronidazole (Flagyl), Paracetamol, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), Vitamins, and Zinc Tablets

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, Foepostoscope (Fetoscope), Hats (for Premature Babies), Infant Formula Milk (Seal intact), Neonatal O2 Sat Probes, Newborn Clothes (Very Useful), Pediatric NG (Nasogastric) Feeding Tubes, Pulse Oximeter, Umbilical Cord Clips, and Weighing Scales

Reference Materials:
(English and Swahili) Medical Dictionary, Oxford Handbook of Medicine, and WHO 'Hospital Care for Children' Book

Linens:
Bed Linens, Mosquito Nets, Pillows, and Towels

Office Supplies:
Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Project #3

Our local village consists mostly of very low income families. The main income in this area comes from small-scale farming. Any donations of clothing or other day-to-day items we take for granted would be of great assistance here.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four and Puzzles

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

Clothing/Shoes:
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children's Clothing and Shoes (of any kind), and New Underwear

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Cloth Dye, Clothing Catalogs, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, Wire Cutters, Wool, and Zippers

All the needs are current as of November 20, 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.