Only Love Foundation supports Thabaneng Lower Primary School in the heart of Soweto, Johannesburg South Africa. Thabeneng Lower Primary School is a school serving 300 energetic and motivated children from ages 4 through 11 years of age.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(Afrikaans and English) Dictionaries
(Afrikaans and English) Alphabet, Math and, Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(Afrikaans and English) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(Afrikaans and English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Language/Grammar, and Math
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Printers and Tablets
Cymbals and Recorders
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups and Plates and Serving Spoons
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.