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    Accommodation

    Boteti River Camp

    If you are choosing to Pack for a Purpose and bring supplies for the projects listed on this page, it is essential that you contact your tour provider or safari camp. They can provide you with the important changes to the customs regulations currently in place in Botswana. These changes may impact your donation process. At Pack for a Purpose, we want to ensure that your experience is as pleasant as possible, as we are grateful for your generous hearts and the desire to give back to the communities you visit.

    If you would prefer us to source some of the items locally, you are able to make a secure online payment on our website - www.bushwaysfoundation.com. Then email foundation@bushways.com indicating what items you would like to us to use the funds for, and we will purchase them on your behalf.

    Project

    Khumaga Primary School is the local school in the village of Khumaga, on the edges of Makgadikgadi National Park where Boteti River Camp is located. The school educates about 100 children from ages 6 through 13 years old. Boteti River Camp is supporting the local school with supplies and help to make the school even more sustainable.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Solar Calculators, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet and Math

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles and Scrabble

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

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

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of April 2, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Boteti River Camp

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.