Hoanib Valley Camp
Elias Amxab Combined School educates about 780 students from ages 6 through 26 years old. The school is located in the remote village of Sesfontein in North West Namibia. Education materials are hard to come by.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers
Printers, Projectors*, Tablets*, and Working Laptops*
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes*
Books about Gardening
This project will support the local Rhino Rangers who traverse the vast Sesfontein Conservancy in Northwest Namibia in order to protect the desert-adapted black rhino from poaching.
Roll Mats, Sleeping Bags, and Water Bottles
*Binoculars, *Handheld GPS, and *Torches/Flashlights
Boots, and Bush Hats
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.