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, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books
Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Flip-charts, and Whiteboards
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, Whistles,
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, and Watering Tools
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.