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    If you are choosing to Pack for a Purpose and bring supplies for the projects listed on this page, it is essential that you contact your tour provider or safari camp. They can provide you with the important changes to the customs regulations currently in place in Botswana. These changes may impact your donation process. At Pack for a Purpose, we want to ensure that your experience is as pleasant as possible, as we are grateful for your generous hearts and the desire to give back to the communities you visit.
    Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.

    Project #1

    Sekgoma Primary educates 700 pupils from pre-school to senior school, providing a vital way out of the poverty cycle. Sekgoma Primary and Safari Destinations have been partners for nearly five years as part of Botswana’s “Adopt a School” program. Support has included assisting with the setup of their IT infrastructure and building a jungle gym for the primary school children. For those travelling to Botswana and wanting to touch the lives of the people of this amazing country, any supplies you can give from the needs list would be a welcome relief.

    Project #2

    Women Against Rape (WAR) is an organization primarily supporting abused women and children, but also men in need of assistance. A key part of this support is to run one of the very few safe houses for women and children in Maun. Safari Destinations’ staff have done projects such as refurbishing the reception area, creating a garden in the office, and painting the safe house. For those who want to positively impact the lives of those touched by gender-based violence, supplies from our needs list would be a welcome relief.

    Project #3

    Bana Ba Letsatsi provides critical care for vulnerable children and orphans facing a variety of issues such as neglect or abuse. The center provides education, daily meals, clothes, transport, medical care, stationery, and toiletries for up to 250 children. Safari Destinations has partnered with the center for over ten years, providing money for counsellor salaries as well as a bus. For those travelling to Botswana and wanting to make these children feel special, supplies from our needs list would be greatly appreciated.

    All the needs are current as of April 19, 2024
    Safari Destinations

    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.