Sigagule Crèche is a daycare center and preschool which serves 150 children from ages 6 months through 6 years old in the Sigagule community. With the help of Royal Malewane and their guests, the center now has running water, a play area and additional classrooms. The teachers attend training courses in early childhood development and the children are fed and stimulated on a daily basis.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Pens
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, and Craft Scissors
Castanets, Cymbals, Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Markers and Printer Paper
Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Hand Fork 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.