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    Arathusa Safari Lodge


    The Hananani Primary School is located in a small village called Dixie which only has 1,000 households. Children from this community used to have to walk kilometers to the nearest primary school in search of education. The Hananani Primary School opened in January 1983 and provides education to students from ages 5 through 13 years old. Seven teachers educate more than 220 children in a variety of subjects, including English, Mathematics, Life Skills/ Life Orientation, Technology, Natural/Social/Economic Sciences and Creative Arts.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) World Maps

    Art Supplies:
    Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Netball/Basketballs and Soccer Balls

    Office Supplies:
    Solar Calculators

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of April 15, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Arathusa Safari Lodge

    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.