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
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books and Board Books
Craft Glue, Craft Scissors,
Bananagrams, Constructions Toys, Push and Pull Toys, and Puzzles
Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Markers, Pens, Printer Paper, and Scissors
Bars of Soap
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.