Borite Primary School serves approximately 450 children from ages 5 through 15 years old who come from low- or no-income families.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Biology, General Science, Health, and Math
Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, and Thread
Chess Sets, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Antiseptic Cream, Antiseptic Wash, Bandages, Band-Aids, and Plaster Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Savlon or Detol
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Spades, and Trowel
The Hospice in Mogwase is very small and can accommodate a total of 16 patients at a time. Most of the patients are treated as out-patients, and receive treatment daily by a small but very dedicated staff. Patients range from very young to the elderly. Due to illness, very few can work or feed their families, so the hospice looks after these needs as well. One of the ways the hospice does this is by harvesting food from a small vegetable garden.
Ace Bandages, Adult Diapers, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’) – Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Disposable Mattress Sheets, Gauze, Oxygen Tubing, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Respiratory Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Scissors, Small Scissors, Tampons, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Tweezers, and Urine Dipsticks
Crepe Bandages, Surgical Gloves, Surgical Scrubs, and Swabs
Antibacterial Ointment, Antifungal Cream, and Vitamins
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, and Cloth Diapers and Clips
*Bowls, *Cutlery, and *Plates
Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
*Books about Gardening, *Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, *Gardening Gloves, *Hand Fork, *Spades, and *Trowel
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.