Magashi supports Children in the Wilderness (CITW), an environmental and life skills education program focusing on the next generation of rural decision makers. It is the grass roots initiative of Wilderness Safaris and one of the few programs aimed at bridging the divide that exists between communities and wildlife.

    The program hosts rural children living alongside Africa’s Parks and Reserves, teaching them the importance of conservation and inspiring them to care for their natural heritage so they become custodians of these areas in the future. CITW helps build and strengthen these children’s capabilities to cope with life’s challenges and develops their life skills to realize their greatest potential.

    The program is hosted through Eco-Clubs in the local schools and local teachers receive ongoing training for the CITW Eco-Club curriculum which complements all school environmental learnings.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    General School Supplies:
    *Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, *Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, *Rulers, Solar Calculators, and *Solar Lantern Lights

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, and General Science

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints and Beads for Bead Work,

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Working Laptops

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles

    New Underwear (Boys and Girls Ages 9 through 14 Years Old)

    Office Supplies:
    Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Scissors, and Staplers

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Face cloth, Deodorant, Face Cloth, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 19, 2020

    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.