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    de Pakhuys


    The Rocklands Rangers is a team made up of twenty children from the ages of 5 through 17, all of whom live in the community on De Pakhuys Guest Farm, Rocklands. They are a talented group of young climbers from the Elizabethfontein Primary School, who have been climbing alongside the farm’s clientele for over several winter climbing seasons. The team has steadily grown in numbers as the childrens’ interest in climbing has developed. Over the last three seasons it has become a regular weekly event, thanks to the relentless enthusiasm and organisation efforts of German climbers Moritz Eisenlauer and Julia Lette.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Compasses, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Math

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body and Language

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Language/Grammar

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Soccer Balls

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing

    First Aid/Health:

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of December 6, 2023
    de Pakhuys

    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.