The NAIVASHA children’s home is a small refuge for mostly orphaned children from ages 6 through 18 years old from Kibera and other Nairobi slums. The home offers basic education and also tertiary training for orphans especially training in tailoring.
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Wide-ruled Paper
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, *Biology, *General Science, and *Language/Grammar
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, HP Inkjets, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Jump ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
Band-Aids and Plastic Gloves
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes, and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Pots, and Serving Spoons
*Bars of Soap, *Combs, *Deodorant, *Hair Brushes, *Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, *Sanitary Napkins, *Shampoos, *Tampons, *Toothbrushes, *Toothpaste, *Vaseline, *Washing Powder
Gardening Gloves, Small Pruning Shears, Trowel
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.