Oloigero Primary School educates 500 children from ages 4 through 15 years old in the local Maasai community. Many of these children are less fortunate and did not have easy access to education previously.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) *Dictionaries and *Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English) *Alphabet, *Math, and *Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
Markers, *Pencils, *Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
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.