Rev. P.A Schmidt Primary School is located in Maltahohe, a village in the southern part of Namibia. It is in the Hardap region close to Wilderness Safaris camps Kulala Desert Lodge and Little Kulala. The school Principal Mr. Gawaseb with 32 teachers form part of the school administration team. They serve about 1000 students from the ages of 6 through 14 years old. P.A. Schmidt Primary School is the only primary school serving the community of Maltahohe. The Eco-Club at the school is engaged in a gardening project.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, and General Science
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Tablets
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, *Gloves, *Masks, Sanitary Napkins, *Sanitizer, and Tampons
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Books about Gardening
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.