The Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage supports 400 children from ages 12 through 14 years old. The school has developed an immersive educational experience for local children to learn about the wildlife around them, the environment, anti-poaching, and a wide variety of other issues, right in the middle of the bush. Our work extends into their communities through Eco Clubs at the secondary schools, job hunting for the youth, and community development projects.
General School Supplies:
College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and AA & AAA Batteries
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Playing Cards
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Pool Toys
Antibiotic Ointment,Stomach Cramp Tablets, Headache Pain and Fever Tablets, and Itch and Burn Cream
Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Vaseline
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.