In addition to Napenda Solar Community, our solar power project, we also support our local schools in rural Kajiado, Kenya. We believe the two go hand in hand, while homes are being connected to solar power so school children can study, the majority don’t have basic educational resources.
We believe taking a multi-pronged approach is the most effective way to enhance the education standard and help those in need step out of poverty.
While our main focus is in Kajiado County we also support schools in Uganda and Tanzania.
General School Supplies:
*Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, *Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Rulers, *Solar Calculators, Wide-Ruled Paper and *Work Books
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English) Alphabet, Math and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science and World Maps
(English) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, *Language/Grammar and Math
Solar-Powered Working Laptops
*Pencils, Rulers and Scissors
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.