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    Mashatu Game Reserve


    The Mashatu Game Reserve supports Children in the Wilderness (CITW), a non-profit organization that serves children from 8 through 18 years of age. CITW Bobirwa is a program that aims to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. CITW hosts Eco-Clubs at schools within the rural communities that live on the edges of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve and annually children from the program attend CITW camps at Mashatu Game Reserve.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    General School Supplies:
    * If you can take these items in quantities of 8 then each group of campers will be able to receive the same items.
    Book Bags, *College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld *Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Rulers, and *Solar Lantern Lights

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Biology and General Science

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, and Craft Scissors

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Mobile Phones, *Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Whistles

    *New Underwear (for Boys and Girls ages 12, 13 and 14 years old)

    Health/Personal Grooming:

    If you can take these items in quantities of 8 then each group of campers will be able to receive the same items.

    *Deodorant, *Face Cloths, *Soap, *Toothbrushes, and *Toothpaste

    Office Supplies:
    Printer Paper and Scissors

    Water Bottles

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of February 1, 2023
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.