Sekgoma Primary is a school of 700 pupils from pre-school to senior school. Money is scarce and life is harsh with education providing a vital way out of the poverty cycle. In 2018, Safari Destinations approached Sekgoma Primary as part of the government “Adopt a School” program with the desire to see how we could partner with the school to help bolster their educational efforts. Support last year included funding of their prize giving initiative to encourage students to work hard and support with their IT needs.
Our support in 2019 will continue including, helping the school with their library. For those travelling to Botswana and wanting to touch the lives of the people of this amazing country, books for the library would be most welcome as would any of the supplies from our needs list.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
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.