The Lewa Education Program supports 23 schools that serve 12,000 children from ages 5 through 20 years old in the areas neighboring the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. It does this through the construction of classrooms, lavatories, libraries, boarding facilities, dining halls, kitchens, teachers housing, fences, laboratories and more.
It also has a digital literacy program that is a technological capacity-building program to equip learners in the schools with early digital skills and the capacity to apply these skills in addressing their social challenges.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-ruled Paper
(English, Kiswahili, and Swahili) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English, Kiswahili, and Swahili) Dictionaries, and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English, Kiswahili, and Swahili) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English, Kiswahili, and Swahili) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, Encyclopedias, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, Community Guide to Environmental Health, and HIV Health and Your Community (Only Available in English)
Acrylic Paints and Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printer Cartridges, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, Tambourines, and Triangles
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, First Aid Books/Manuals, and Sanitary Napkins
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, Staplers, and Writing Pads
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
The Lewa Health Care Programme is a vital part of their community development outreach. Lewa manages three clinics in the region, serving thousands of individual who would otherwise have no access to health care.
The year 2009 witnessed a growth of the Lewa Health Care Programme. The number of clinics under Lewa’s operation increased from two to three with the re-opening of the Ngare Ndare clinic on the western side of the Conservancy.
The Lewa, Leparua, and Ngare Ndare clinics served the staff and communities in a professional manner under the guidance of Dr. Abid Butt, the Lewa consulting doctor.
Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Gauze, Thermometers (Digital), and Dressings
Stethoscope and Autoscopes
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent) and Pregnancy Testing Kits
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.