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    The Cavern


    The Royal Drakensberg Education Trust aims to support 750 childrens’ development from infancy to 10 years in a rural and disadvantaged area of the northern Drakensberg and consists of the Royal Drakensberg Primary School, the Khanyisela Project & BabyBoost. Our Mission is to provide quality educational opportunities so that young children can learn2read and in turn read2learn.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencils, and Pencil Cases/Bags

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books and Board Books

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Glue, Craft Scissors,

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Constructions Toys, Push and Pull Toys, and Puzzles

    Music Instruments:
    Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pens, Printer Paper, and Scissors

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    The Cavern

    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.