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Accommodation

Mvuu Camp and Mvuu Lodge

Project

The schools are near Liwonde National Park, south eastern Malawi. The schools work in partnership with Children in the Wilderness (A Wilderness Safaris’ outreach program for children in environmental education and leadership). The children from the schools mentioned here have Eco-Clubs where children learn about wildlife and conservation. They also get access to free educational entry into the Park and learn about wildlife and natural environment. The items below are the supplies which the Eco-Clubs and their teachers need to run the Eco-Clubs effectively.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Pape,

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Biology and General Science

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Where There Is No Doctor

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints, and Wire Cutters

Computer Hardware/Software:
Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, Working Laptops, and Microsoft Window 10

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 19, 2019

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.