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.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers,Exercise books,Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Simple Light Microscope
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books
Diaries, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Scissors
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.