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Toka Leya Camp
Travel + Leisure 2012 Global Vision Award Winner in Leadership

Zambia

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Toka Leya 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

Twabuka Middle Basic School in Sinde Village has 218 pupils from Grade 1 to 7, from 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.

Needs

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors

Music Instruments:
Recorders

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

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

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

Gardening Supplies:
Vegetable and Fruit Seeds (for the school vegetable garden)

All the needs are current as of October 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.