Accommodation

Jabulani

Project #1

Jabulani and their sister property, The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center (HESC) are actively involved in the education of learners, students and the general public about the necessity of conservation. This includes a community outreach program and the Rhino youth-art conservation initiative.

Jabulani and HESC have partnered with the rural school, Lumukisa Preparatory School, located 30 km from HESC. This partnership gives underprivileged learners the opportunity to learn more about endangered wildlife, particularly the cheetah and rhino. Groups of 16 learners visit the center throughout the year, accompanied by 4 teachers. During these visits they assist the staff as they go about their daily duties and are taught about conservation and the beauty of wildlife.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, and Math,

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

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

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health, HIV Health and Your Community

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paint Brushes, and Wire Cutters

Computer Hardware/Software:
Printers, Printer Cartridges, and Working Laptops

Music Instruments:
Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Kitchen:
Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

Gardening:
Hand Forks and Spades

Project #2

Hlokomela is an award winning HIV/AIDS educational and treatment program targeting workers, including foreign migrants, in agricultural, nature conservation and tourism sectors in The Greater Kruger to Canyons area located in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The program aims to reduce HIV vulnerability through peer education, raising awareness, prevention and treatment. The project has been running successfully for the past 11 years and currently has 71 sub project sites. An estimated 25,000 people are reached annually through the activities of the program.

Needs

General Medical:
Blood Pressure Cuff (Sphygmomanometer), Digital Blood Pressure Cuff (Sphygmomanometer), and Sanitary Napkins

Testing Kits:
Cholesterol POC test units and strips

Specifically for Children:
Weighing Scales

Office Supplies:
Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

General School Supplies:
Chalk

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles

Clothing/Shoes:
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes, and New Underwear

Linens:
Bath Towels and Linen Sets

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects: Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Clothing Catalogs, Fabric Scissors, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, and Wool

Gardening:
Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

Project #3

Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD) is the first dedicated elephant orphanage in South Africa.

Needs

General Medical:
Alcohol Swabs, Disinfectant – F10 supplies, Hot Water Bottles, Infrared Lamps, Paper Hand Towels, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Thermometer (Digital), Syringes, and Teats

Surgical:
Dressings and Surgical Gloves

Syringes:
5 ml Syringes, 10ml Syringes, 20ml Syringes, and 50ml Syringes

Medications:
Aqueous cream, Baby Bum Cream, Betadine, Biorem, Buscopan, and Protexin

Linens:
Bathing Towels, Hand Towels, and Swimming Towels

Animal Supplies:
Blankets

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 19, 2019

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.