Madikwe Safari Lodge

    Project #1

    Obakeng Creche, situated in the small rural village of Obakeng, supports approximately 35 children, giving them access to early childhood development along with nutritional support and development.


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

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body and Language

    Educational Games/Toys:

    Project #2

    The Motshabaesi Primary School serves 234 children from ages 6 through 14 years old in the Obakeng Village. Most of these children come from very poor families, and do not stay with parents but with guardians (grandparents, aunts and uncles or members of the community). Many of these parents/ guardians are unemployed.

    Motshabaesi Primary consists of four classrooms and a couple of temporary container classrooms that host between 30 and 50 learners each. There is no administrative equipment (which they are in desperate need of), or library.

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


    General School Supplies:
    *Chalk, *Colored *Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld *Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, and *Rulers

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

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Educational Software, *Photo Copy Machine, *Printers and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams and Puzzles

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

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

    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, and Staplers

    Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, and Spades

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 2020

    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.