This project is located in beautiful Northern Kenya and benefits the children of 6 schools: Kalama Primary School, Silapani Primary School, Tirgamo Primary School, Ndikirr Primary School, Leyani Primary School, Ewaso Rongai Primary School. Four are community owned and two are government schools. There are approximately 150 children in each school from ages 3 through 12 years old, and we make a minimum of 3 trips a year (once a term) to deliver supplies as per below.
We support the children by giving them stationery therefore reducing the financial burden on their parents, and making them more likely to stay at school. We also provide much needed supplies of school equipment such as chalk to the schools themselves to enable them to continue their classes.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English and Kiswahili) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Kiswahili) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, Staplers, and Manila Paper
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
Maize Meal, Beans, and Rice
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.