Chigamane Primary School is a government school issued with a budget at the start of the school year. This budget is usually too little to cover all the needs of the students, teachers, building maintenance and other expenses.
The primary school has just over 500 students from ages 6 through 12 years old. Due to the large amount of children, they are split into 2 groups and taught over two separate periods by 14 caring and passionate teachers. The children that attend Chigamane Primary School are from the local community of subsistence fishing and farming families.
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Notebooks, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper
Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates
Band-Aids and *Bars of Soap
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
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.