PURE Award for Community Engagement 2015

Damaraland Camp


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.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


Computer Hardware/Software:
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)

Health/Personal Grooming:
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

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 12, 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.