PURE Award for Community Engagement 2015

Doro Nawas


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

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Flip charts

Educational Games/Toys:
White Boards

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

Watering Containers

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of May 20, 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.