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    Ololo Safari Lodge & Farm


    St. John’s Primary School was started by Josiah Munyutu in 2002 with the aim of helping the orphans, street children and the poor. It now has over 400 students from the ages of 6 through 14 years old. The school’s goal is to renovate every classroom in the school to create a better environment for learning. Kibera is Africa’s largest slum and most residents live in extreme poverty, earning less than $1.00 per day. There are few schools, and most people cannot afford education for their children.


    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    Age Appropriate Encyclopedia on CD and Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    Human Body, Language, Math, and Science

    Text/Reading Books:
    Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, and General Science

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paints and Craft Glue

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Ololo Safari Lodge & Farm

    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.