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    Jenman African Safaris


    Dingani Primary School is located in the small town of Dete, close to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The school has over 360 pupils from the ages of 4 through 13 years old. The school is in dire need of equipment and maintenance in order to continue the education and development of their pupils.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, *Pens, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Rulers

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English) *Alphabet, *Math, and *Word

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English) Community Guide to Environmental Health, HIV Health and Your Community, and Where There Is No Dentist, Where There Is No Doctor

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, *Soccer Balls, and *Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

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

    *Plastic Serving Bowls, *Plastic Serving Cups, and *Plastic Serving Plates

    Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally: Cooking Oil, Soya Chunks, and Sugar Beans

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 28, 2022
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.