Accommodation

    Muchenje Safari Lodge

    Project #1

    Kachekau Primary School – Special Unit for Disabled Learners is the only one of its kind in the Chobe Enclave, where our lodge is situated. It ONLY caters for children with either physical or mental disabilities. They board at the school and have two care-takers who looks after them after school is out.They have two teachers who do wonderful work with them, but we would like to be able to give them more educational aids as well as physical aids and knowledge.

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

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Plain Paper for Drawing

    Reference Materials:
    *Beginners Sewing Projects

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Any Big Cards with Cartoon Drawings of Farm Animals, Math,and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English)Cartoon Charts for Any Subject,Human Body, and Science

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) General Science, Language/Grammar, and Story Books for the Mentally Challenged (Big Pictures/Cartoon-Figures)

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Educational Software to Assist Teachers Helping Mentally Challenged Children

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

    Music Instruments:
    Xylophones

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Netball/Basketballs, and *Soft Rubber Balls for Hand/Eye Co-ordination Exercise and Strengthening Arm and Hand Muscles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    Disposable Diapers for All Ages up to 15 Years Old,
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and New Underwear

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths

    Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects

    Beads for Bead Work, *Books on Art Projects for the Mentally Challenged (Ages 7 to 17 Years), Crochet Hooks, Sewing Patterns, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wool

    Project #2

    Mabele Primary School serves around 176 children from ages 6 through 12 years old.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Compasses, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, Solar
    Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Educational Software

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

    Music Instruments:
    Recorders

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

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

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 2020

    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.