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    Project #1

    Nourish is a nonprofit focusing on building resilient communities. Their projects range from supporting toddlers in early development centers to the 50+ learners who are fed and have access to the eco villages library for daily learning, to their elderly beneficiaries who tend to a vegetable garden for home consumption and have recently started a sewing project.

    Project #2

    Wisani Day Care is a rural day care center in the village of Dixie. It allows for early childhood development and socialising for the children which is a crucial part of a child’s development.

    Project #3

    Hananani Primary is a public school which offers education to 225 students ages 4.5 through 13.

    The name Hananani means “Giving”. The school was founded in 1983, it was voluntarily built by Mr Mdluli Petrus, who was a businessman from a neighbouring community. The school has 15 staff members and offers variety of subjects including English, Mathematics, Lifeskills/Life Orientation, Technology, Natural/Social/Economic Sciences, Creative Arts and Home Language (Xitsonga).

    Project #4

    Hlokomela is an award winning HIV and AIDS educational and treatment programme targeting workers, including foreign migrants, in the agriculture, nature conservation and tourism sectors in The Greater Kruger to Canyons area located in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The programme aims to reduce HIV vulnerability through peer education, raising of awareness, prevention and treatment. The project has been running successfully for the past 11 years and is currently rolled out on 71 sub project sites. An estimated 25 000 people are reached annually through the activities of the programme.

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.