Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development (HERD) is the first dedicated elephant orphanage in South Africa.
Alcohol Swabs, Disinfectant – F10 supplies, Hot Water Bottles, Infrared Lamps, Paper Hand Towels, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Thermometer (Digital), Syringes, and Teats
Dressings and Surgical Gloves
5 ml Syringes, 10ml Syringes, 20ml Syringes, and 50ml Syringes
Aqueous cream, Baby Bum Cream, Betadine, Biorem, Buscopan, and Protexin
Bathing Towels, Hand Towels, and Swimming Towels
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.
Blood Pressure Cuff (Sphygmomanometer), Digital Blood Pressure Cuff (Sphygmomanometer), and Sanitary Napkins
Cholesterol POC test units and strips
Specifically for Children:
Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
General School Supplies:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes, and New Underwear
Bath Towels and Linen Sets
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
Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
We have joined with HERD Elephant Orphanage to support Mpisi Primary School close to us in Hoedspruit to assist the school and students with certain projects and supplies.
Currently the school has roughly 800 learners from Grade R – Grade 4, while the high school, with Grades 5 – 7, has 1 400 learners.
Many of the projects we are involved in at the school will go a long way in teaching students smart and fun ways to contribute to recycling, sustainable food production and elephant conservation, with ideas, information and practical knowledge that they can take home with them and practice, so to continue developing environmentally-friendly habits that can have a positive impact on their lives and families.
Some new projects we are assisting the school with include: Waterwise gardens, community vegetable gardens, rainwater harvesting, recycling, elephant art projects, and setting up the computer and library room. They have no computers currently and the library is in need of being stocked with story books.
We invite Jabulani guests to pack some of these items for their visit to the lodge to help contribute to the needs of the school and students.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, and Handheld Pencil Sharpeners
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Words
Laminated Wall Cards:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Age-Appropriate Story Books (Ages 6 through 12), Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Acrylic Paint and Brushes, Beads, Buttons, Glue, and Scissors
Educational software, Laptops and/or Tablets
Bananagrams, Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Soccer Balls and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
First Aid Kits
Markers, Pens and Pencils
Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, and Spoons (For Children)
Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Forks, Small Pruning Shears, and Spades
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.