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
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) World Maps
Age-Appropriate Story Books
Flip-charts and White Boards
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Tablets
Cymbals and Triangles
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Diaries
Poultry Farming Equipment and Tools
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.