Accommodation

The Victoria Falls Waterfront

Project

Siandunda Primary School is a temporary building serving the Siandunda area and surrounding villages while work on a permanent building is finished.

Initially, this area did not have a local school. This meant that children as young as five years old often had to walk four hours to the school and back again through the bush in all types of weather.

As the school is starting from scratch, the children are in need of essential school supplies. The school currently serves an excess of 75 children twice a day (running in two shifts).

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, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Harmonicas/Kazoos and Recorders

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

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

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

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 24, 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.