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    Absolut Tours & Safaris

    Project #1

    Masiphumelele is a township approximately 40 kilometers south of Cape Town. There are about 40,000 people living in a densely crowded area. People are poor, mostly unemployed and uneducated. Ukhanyo Primary School was originally built for 450 pupils and is now accommodating all 1,600 of the township’s children from the ages of 6 through 14. The school is in need of good teachers and equipment.

    The items requested in the needs list will improve the training and quality of teachers and ease the need of school equipment. These supplies will also benefit additional education projects in Masiphumele including the library outreach programs.

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

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    College-Ruled Paper, *Erasers, Markers, Reward Stickers, Post-its, Pastel-Colored A4 Paper, Highlighters, Koki Pens, Retractable Wax Crayons, *Whiteboard Markers (medium thickness)

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    A4 lamination pouches

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Coloring Books, Sticker Books, and Toy Cars

    Project #2

    The state school Monde Primary School is located in the rural area of Monde, about 14 km from Victoria Falls town (Zimbabwe). The school has 10 teachers and serves around 300 students from ages 7 through 13 years old (Kindergarten to Grade 7). 300 students have to share only four classrooms and the teachers live in 2 tiny houses on the premises.

    The school recently benefited from a solar system and borehole which is greatly assisting the school and the surrounding community since. The local widows and women now use the school staff room as venue for a sewing project making handbags as well as school uniforms. Apart from this the school has so many needs from stationary, toys, books, sports equipment and much more.

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

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    *College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Rulers, *Solar Calculators, and *Wide-Ruled Paper

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

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

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets, Coloring Books, Puzzles, Scrabble, Stickers, and Toy Cars

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Skipping Ropes, and Soccer Balls

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 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.