Tour Company

New African Territories

Project

The Waithaka library is run by a dedicated and energetic team of young men and women.

Desks, textbooks, novels and learning materials are all provided to allow children to continue their studies after school hours. Many of the childrens homes have no access to electricity and do not provide a safe and quiet place for the children to learn. The library is a safe space for the children to take refuge from the world.

Supplies for the library will help over 30,000 children from 12 public schools in the surrounding areas study.

These volunteers dedicate thousands of man-hours to help these eager children and ensure they get the best out of their time at the library and their education.

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

Needs

Books:
Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Arts and Recreation, Biographies, Books to Educate, Inspire, Help with Enterprise Development and Open Minds, *Children’s Storybooks, Computer Science and Information, Early Childhood Development, Fiction and Non-Fiction, General Works, History, ‘How-To Books’, Geography, Language, ‘Learning-to-Read’ Books, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, Technology, Teenage Fiction, *Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Young Readers

Reference Materials:
(Current) Atlases, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Thesaurus

Library Supplies:
Ballpoint Pens, Date Issued Cards, Date Stamp and Inkpad, Erasers, Labels, and Plastic Covers for Books

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of August 11, 2018

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.