Shambala Private Game Reserve supports two primary and two secondary schools serving 2218 children from ages 6 to 19 years old.
The right to education is recognized as a human right by a number of international conventions. Shambala Private Game Reserve and the EMS foundation have partnered with Pack for a Purpose to assist the local Waterberg community, which surrounds the reserve, in providing a safe education to the children who live there.
We have worked on various campaigns to provide school shoes, and Tutu desks to assist these children reach their full potential despite their circumstances.
General School Supplies:
College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books
Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
Bars of Soap, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Sanitary Napkins, 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.