Marienfluss Mobile School is a small primary school that offers grade 1 through 4, which supports 60 children from ages 6 through 11 years old and has 3 teachers. It is situated in the Marienfluss Conservancy. In the country’s far North lies the 303 400-hectare (749 641-acre) Marienfluss Conservancy. The school offers a unique education approach tailored to the cultural and tribal needs of the nomadic Himba people of the Kunene region. Over the years the school has achieved considerable progress as well as acceptance by the local communities and the demand for education has increased considerably resulting in permanent infrastructure.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books
Flip-charts and White Boards
Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Cymbals and Triangles
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Diaries
Gardening Gloves and Watering 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.