Kariega Game Reserve

Project #1

A school and community outreach project in support of Farmerfield School, a very poor rural school near Kariega Game Reserve.

Our conservation volunteers visit the school one day a week and make valuable contributions to the children’s education by assisting with classes and improving the children’s English.

We also assist as much as possible with improvements, maintenance, supplies, basic needs, and teaching materials.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

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

Art Supplies:
Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Project #2

The goal of this project is to improve rhino anti-poaching on Kariega Game Reserve and other reserves. The project also includes the rehabilitation of surviving poached rhino, the dehorning of rhino, the fitting of transmitter devices, and the Eastern Cape Helicopter support program.


Field Devices:
Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Handheld Radios, Night vision Binoculars, Spotlights, Telonics Telemetry Aerial and Receiver, and Torches/Flashlights

General Medical:
Veterinary Supplies for Larger Animal Wounds

Bullet Proof Vests and Khaki Uniforms

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 15, 2017

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.

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.