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    Accommodation

    Elsa’s Kopje

    Project

    Ura Gate Primary School serves 350 children from ages 3 through 14 years old.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    *Book Bags, *Chalk, *College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Compasses, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Protractors, *Rulers, *Solar Calculators, *Solar Lantern Lights, and *Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet and Word

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body, Language, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles and Scrabble

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Band-Aids and *Sanitary Napkins

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 3, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.