If you would prefer us to source some of the items locally, you are able to make a secure online payment on our website - www.bushwaysfoundation.com. Then email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating what items you would like to us to use the funds for, and we will purchase them on your behalf.
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.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens
Age-Appropriate Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
In the beautiful haven of Khwai Village, the Foundation has commenced building a pre-school set to educate approximately 30 children from ages 2 through 6 years old from this hearty community. Currently, together with LAMB International and Naletsana Trust, efforts to sustain this education hub will see continuous drive by the Foundation to create the well needed awareness for the cause.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Pencils, and Pens
Puzzles and Scrabble
Pencils, Pens, and Staplers
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, and Pots
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.