Jacob Basson is a combined school which supports 450 children from ages 5 though 18 years old in the town of Bergsig. Bergsig is in the remote Kunene region of Namibia and provides important primary education to all children in the area.
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Small Cameras (Working and on Factory Settings), Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, Torches/Flashlights, and Working Laptops
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes and New Underwear (Of All Sizes, Boys and Girls from Ages 10 through 18 Years Old)
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Face Cloth, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.