PURE Award for Community Engagement 2015

The River Club

Project #1

The Simonga Village School Project


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

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

Text/Reading Books:
Simple Sums Math Books

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Scrabble, and Various Math Games

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

Project #2

Twabuka Middle Basic School is located in Sinde Village about 15 minutes by car from Toka Leya, Nomad African Travel, and The River Club. The school has 218 pupils from Grades 1 to 7 from the ages 5 through 15 years old.

The school currently has only five classrooms and requires another two classrooms in order to have a separate classroom for each grade. As it is a community school, government support is not always available.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, 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 and Language/Grammar

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:

Music Instruments:

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

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes (We are specifically requesting The Shoe That Grows)

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

Vegetable and Fruit Seeds (for the school vegetable garden)

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of February 9, 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.