Accommodation

    Mara Bushtops Camp

    Project

    Nkoilale Primary School, located in Siana Location of Narok South District, was founded 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.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Compasses, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet and Math

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) General Science, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles and Scrabble

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 7, 2021

    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.