Mara Bushtops Camp


Nkoilale Primary School, located in Siana Location of Narok South District, was started in 1991 as a community venture. Since then, the school has had tremendous growth, starting with an initial enrollment of 150 pupils (39 girls and 111 boys) and now having 822 (360 girls and 462 boys).

The project was started to benefit pupils from the predominantly Maasai community. Being a pastoral community, pupils come from poor backgrounds with annual household average income of about USD 200 per year and 5 children per household on average.

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


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, *Crayons, Duplicating Papers, Erasers, *Exercise Books A4-Ruled, *Felt Pens, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Masking Tape, Markers, Notebooks, Paper Punch, *Pencils, *Pens, Pins, *Plasticine Modeling Clay, Rulers, *30 Centimeter Rulers, *One Meter Rulers, *Oxford Geometry Sets, Spring Files, *Staplers and Staples, and *White Glue

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, *World Globe

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Swahili) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Language/Grammar, Math, and Social Studies

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Nets (for Soccer, Netball/Basketball, and Volleyball), Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 18, 2019

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.

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.