The Medical Help Project is a mobile clinic which works with the general hospital in Maun (Letsholathebe) to come on a monthly basis to check on the health of community members, as well as, staff members. Most of the community cannot afford to travel or are too old, or too sick to travel the six hour round trip to the hospital every month to receive their I.E BP medications. This project helps the community in a huge way.
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’) -Digital, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Giving Sets, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Sanitary Napkins, Thermometers (Digital), Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’-Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), and Pregnancy Testing Kits
*Alcohol Gel, *Antibacterial Ointment, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, *Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, *Aspirin, *Burn Cream, Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Folic Acid, *Hydrocortisone Cream, Magnesium Sulfate Paste, Oral Rehydration Salts, Paracetamol, *Permethrin (Scabies Cream), Vitamins, and Zinc Tablets
Specifically for Children:
*Baby Blankets, *Baby Oil, *Baby Powder, *Baby Soap, *Cannulas (Particularly Pediatric Cannulas and Giving Set), *Cloth Diapers and Clips, *Foepostoscope (Fetoscope), *Hats (for Premature Babies), *Infant Formula Milk (Seal Intact), and *Newborn Clothes (Very Useful)
Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels
Solar Lantern Lights
Bana Ba Letsatsi is a home away from home for children, helping children who either have no parents, or children whose parents are sick or cannot support them. This project feeds, clothes, teaches, and takes care of the children. We are proud to be able to support and work with Bana Ba Letsatsi
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, *Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Erasers, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, and *Solar Lantern Lights
(English) *Dictionaries and *Encyclopedias
(English) *Alphabet, *Math, and *Word
(English) *Age Appropriate Story Books and *Heath
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Working Laptops
Connect Four, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates
The Bush Ways foundation Funds the Khwai Gunners which is Soccer team made out of young men from Khwai, Maun, Sankuyo. These are men who want to better themselves and maybe one day go far in the sports area (professional soccer) as well make a positive influence in the younger generation. They have so far won the second division premier league and we hope to continue offering our support in order for them to go even further.
Jump Ropes, *Soccer Balls, *Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Whistles
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Deodorant, and Multivitamin Tablets
The Teen Mother Project is based in Khwai Village. We have about 21 teen mothers who have had their first children between the ages of 13 through 15 years old and now some have two or three kids. The oldest now is 22 years old and none of them have education higher than grade 4. We also have 10 teens who do not have kids in Khwai but have dropped out of school.
Our main goal is to get these girls back to school and to teach them to read and write, as they do not know how. We also want to find a way for these kids to be taken care of, as the girls are mostly orphans and need help if they are going to go back to school. We would love to see these girls go far as they all dreams and want something out of life. These girls live in little huts with no doors, no windows and a lack of hygiene. With the help of Bush Ways Foundation and the amazing people out there we can make a difference
General School Supplies:
Erasers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, and Math
(English) General Science and Language/Grammar, and *Reading Material for Children Who do Not Know How to Read and Write
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Tablets
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, and New Underwear
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Washing Powder
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Glass Beads for Bead Work, and Sewing Needles
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.