Maasai schools in Merrueshi Village are in the Maasai region of Kenya, approximately 160 kilometers southeast of Nairobi, Kenya, and 100 kilometers north of the Kenyan and Tanzanian border. These are the first and the only schools built and run exclusively by the Maasai people in southern Kenya. The visitors of the Maasai Simba Camp help make the Maasai schools successful.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and USB Cables
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
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.