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.
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
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar
Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes (We are specifically requesting The Shoe That Grows)
Vegetable and Fruit Seeds (for the school vegetable garden)
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.