The Mashatu Game Reserve supports Children in the Wilderness Limpopo Valley, a non-profit organization that serves children from 8 through 18 years of age. Children of the Wilderness is a camp that aims to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa.
Children of the Wilderness also runs Eco-Clubs and follow-up programmes at schools, within the rural communities that live on the edges of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve.
General School Supplies:
*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
(English) Biology and General Science
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, and Craft Scissors
Mobile Phones, *Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Whistles
*New Underwear (for Boys and Girls ages 12, 13 and 14 years old)
*Deodorant, *Face Cloths, *Soap, *Toothbrushes, and *Toothpaste
Printer Paper and Scissors
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.