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.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Plain Paper for Drawing
*Beginners Sewing Projects
(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
(English) General Science, Language/Grammar, and Story Books for the Mentally Challenged (Big Pictures/Cartoon-Figures)
Educational Software to Assist Teachers Helping Mentally Challenged Children
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys,and Puzzles
Netball/Basketballs, and *Soft Rubber Balls for Hand/Eye Co-ordination Exercise and Strengthening Arm and Hand Muscles
Disposable Diapers for All Ages up to 15 Years Old,
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and New Underwear
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
Mabele Primary School serves around 176 children from ages 6 through 12 years old.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Compasses, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, Solar
Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
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.