PURE Award for Community Engagement 2015

Desert Rhino Camp


Warmquelle Primary School is a small boarding primary school which supports 600 children from ages 6 through 16 years old of which 550 live in the hostel. It is in the remote Kunene region of Namibia and provides important primary education to all children in the area. The classes accommodate 35 children each and the school has 20 teachers and 15 institutional workers. The school recently won first place for the regional science club and has a CITW Eco-Club at the school that is engaged in a gardening project. The games enjoyed by learners are soccer, netball, and volleyball.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
Age-Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Flip-charts and White Boards

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Tablets

Music Instruments:
Cymbals and Triangles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Whistles

New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Diaries

Poultry Farming Equipment and Tools

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of June 21, 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.