FEEDSA is a non-profit organization whose main aim is to establish feeding programs within townships. These feeding programs are aimed at those who receive no other forms of funding. They also implement the building and setting up of creche from the infrastructure to operations, teacher training and teaching curriculum. FEEDSA works hands-on in the townships on a grass roots level, sourcing their beneficiaries through prominent and reliable contacts within the communities.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers
(English and Zulu) Dictionaries
(English and Zulu) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Zulu) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, and Helping Children Who Are Deaf
Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters
Frisbees, Jump ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
Bowls, Pans, Plastic serving bowls, Plastic serving cups, Plastic serving plates, Pots, Serving spoons, and Spatulas
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
Antibiotics, Folic Acid, Malaria Treatment (Coartem), and Oral Rehydration Salts
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
The Masibulele Educare Centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, supports 140 children from ages 5 through 15 years old. Salute Africa supports the school as part of the #letsbuildmasibulele – a collaborative project under taken by a variety of stakeholders who have come together to rebuild a school that has been deemed structurally unsafe.
Our Mission is to build a community of empowered individuals who will impact the future. This can only be achieved if one can learn in a space that meets their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English and Xhosa) Dictionaries
(English and Xhosa) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Chess Sets, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers
Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, and Serving Spoons
Books about Gardening
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.
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.