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
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.